Date: 15th November 2018 at 6:10pm
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It’s not the first time Tottenham have been linked with Miguel Almiron, but it’s highly unlikely the rumours will ever turn into anything concrete if their transfer record is something to go on. With Mousa Dembele’s future at Spurs being uncertain, the media are jumping on the ‘Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a midfield replacement’ bandwagon and don’t look likely to stop soon.

There have been some transfer targets named who could indeed improve the squad, but Spurs have shown in recent years that they’re unwilling to dip into the MLS market for new recruitments. Almiron’s agent has slapped a £30m asking price on his client’s head, a valuation Daniel Levy would surely never meet given Spurs’ reluctance to shop outside of Europe, so it’s hard to see Tottenham bringing Almiron to London.

Levy has rarely sanctioned a transfer outside of the continent, with Juan Foyth’s signing from Estudiantes in 2017 being the first non-European arrival since DeAndre Yedlin in 2014/15. Yedlin was an MLS signing but he cost the club around £2m, rather than £30m that Almiron’s camp are requesting. Tottenham aren’t likely to make such an inherent risk, so it’s hard to see the Atlanta United midfielder making the switch.