Atlanta United have signed Paraguay international Miguel Almiron.
He joins as a Young Designated Player via a transfer from Argentine side Lanus. As part of the transaction, Atlanta acquired the Right of First Refusal on Almiron from the Seattle Sounders in exchange for General Allocation Money. The 22-year-old playmaker is one of Latin America's most coveted young attackers and stands to be one of the 2017 MLS expansion club's most important signings.
"Our club's ambition is to acquire quality players heading into their peak playing years and Miguel's youth and ability absolutely speak to that," Atlanta president Darren Eales said in a club release. "He's highly regarded as one of the top young players in South America and we couldn't be happier that he has chosen to continue his already impressive career here in Atlanta."
"Miguel is a player I've long admired," Atlanta United head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino said. "He is a very skillful player with excellent technique and great vision. He is currently one of the best players in Argentina's top league and we're really excited that he's joining Atlanta United."