According to Daily Star, Manchester United are leading the race to sign Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra. The latest MLS franchise Inter Miami are also said to be pursuing the player.
The 19-year-old is being highly sought after by most of the top European sides due to his good performances despite having made only six appearances for the Argentine powerhouse.
Newly formed MLS club Inter Miami, whose president is former Manchester United striker David Beckham, are trying to bring Almendra to the United States, but they’ll know that an offer from a big club like Man Utd would be far more tempting for the midfielder.
And at just £6.8m, he could be a good value addition to the United squad this month as head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks to bolster his midfield.
United have been linked with the likes of Donny van de Beek and Bruno Fernandes, though Almendra represents a low risk, high reward capture.
While Boca would be keen to retain Almendra’s services, the Superliga side needs to cash in on the midfielder to ease their present financial concerns.
Across his six league appearances this season, Almendra has returned a WhoScored rating of 6.75, scoring one goal in the process.