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Atlanta United lodge bid for Atalanta midfielder

Atlanta United have reportedly made a bid value roughly $10m for Atalanta and Russia worldwide midfielder Aleksey Miranchuk, in accordance with GiveMeSport‘s Tom Bogert.

The reported bid comes after the 5 Stripes transferred star midfielder Thiago Almada this previous weekend to Eagle Soccer Group. Almada is ready to play within the Brazilian Serie A with Botafogo till the brand new yr when he’ll rock as much as France to play for Lyon below head coach Pierre Sage, in accordance with Bogert.

Almada was the second domino to fall after Atlanta moved striker Giorgos Giakoumakis on to Liga MX outfit Cruz Azul, whereas teenage full-back Caleb Wiley appears to be the following teen headed to Chelsea however with a cease at Ligue 1 facet Strasbourg beginning subsequent season. A full-blown rebuild seems to be on the playing cards at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with membership CEO Garth Lagerway additionally seeking to nail down the group’s subsequent head coach after parting methods with Gonzalo Pineda in June.

As Atlanta misplaced their outright greatest participant, they’ve now moved to usher in one other attacking midfielder that is nonetheless very a lot in his prime in one of many prime 5 leagues in Europe. Lagerway started to function on this nature in his first window in cost within the winter of 2023 with the signing of Giakoumakis from Celtic earlier than including the likes of Tristan Muyumba, Bartosz Slisz, Stian Gregersen and Saba Lobjandize all from varied European golf equipment.

The 5 Stripes have loads of conflict to spend after the gross sales of Almada, Giakoumakis and Wiley (which hasn’t been introduced but), and it would not be a shock to see them shell out more cash on a shiny new striker whereas additionally revamping the midfield.

Miranchuk is contemporary off a 2023/24 marketing campaign with Atalanta during which he managed 4 targets and 12 assists on the membership degree in 42 appearances within the Italian prime flight, Italian Cup and the Europa League that his facet gained over Bayer Leverkusen. Miranchuk additionally has recorded seven targets and 7 assists on the worldwide degree in Russia with 45 appearances.

The 28-year-old’s contract with Atalanta runs out subsequent summer season with the 5 Stripes seeking to pounce on their subsequent big-name signing.


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