Could Thiago Almada be the most expensive sale in MLS history?
The world champion is attracting interest from Europe but his transfer fee would have to be a record-breaker to prize him away from MLS.
Thiago Almada’s fantastic form with Atlanta United has awakened the interest of some European clubs, especially after his World Cup win in Qatar.
After being named player of the month in March and keeping up the a high level of performances seen across April with Atlanta United, Almada could be on his way to the former home of perhaps the most famous Argentine of all time. Sorry, Leo.
Reports in Italy link the player to Napoli
In Italy, the radio station ‘Kiss Kiss Napoli’, the official channel of the city of Naples, spoke about the club’s desire to sign Almada next summer as one of the new additions to the team that currently has one hand on the Scudetto.
For the 21-year-old Argentine, a move to Serie A would represent a huge leap forward in his career and it would also be an important achievement and investment for Atlanta United, as Almada would almost certainly command a record-breaking fee.
Almada would break MLS transfer record
Despite his price being estimated at around $20 million, it has been rumored that Atlanta United would not be willing to let go of their player for anything under $30 million.
In the event that Napoli or another European team choose to pay the price for Thiago Almada, the Argentine would become the most expensive player to be sold from MLS to European football, surpassing Miguel Almirón, who until today in day holds the record after Newcastle paid $26.4 million to Atlanta United, thus leaving the Paraguayan in second place and Mexican-American Ricardo Pepi in third place, for whom FC Augsburg recently paid $20 million.