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Looking At Thiago Almada Transfer Options

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

MLS's most in-form player is currently on international break with La Albiceleste, the only reason he won't be the player of the week again. Almada has some ridiculous stats including contributing to 8 goals in his first four games, over half of all goals scored by Atlanta United. This leaves him as both the top scorer and top assister in MLS, as well as highest average match rating and most chances created. This is all to say that he is definitely not sticking around much longer, in the summer transfer window clubs will be calling his name and he certainly deserves to go play in Europe, but where should the young World Cup winner go? In the coming weeks as the summer window comes nearer fans will have a fun time reading rumors about big clubs looking to buy Atlanta's talisman.


Paris is a team willing to spend money and is most known for Lionel Messi, who won the World Cup with Thiago Almada and had a number of quotes speaking well of him. So maybe Almada will look to rejoin his boyhood idol in the French Capital? It isn't super realistic but is fun to think about, and Paris has a relatively weak midfield-everything looks weak relative to their attack- so bringing in a great attacking midfielder is kind of logical. Overall it isn't very realistic but has to be at least mentioned because of Thiago's connections to Messi.


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This is another stretch but fun idea. Chelsea got a new owner in the past year, Todd Boehly, who has not been afraid to purchase players when necessary (Chelsea's spending last transfer window was bigger than the Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 combined). So shelling out 35 million or so for a promising midfielder is doable for the club. It would also make sense to bring in a 10 if Joao Felix leaves at the end of his loan spell, so conceivable but unlikely.


Elsewhere in the Premier League Liverpool has been a mess, on a good day they can beat Manchester United 7-0 but the rest of the season they are thoroughly mediocre. This has been due in part to a weak midfield, so maybe a move for Almada makes sense. The Argentine would add a more attacking option to a Liverpool midfield that hasn't quite found their desired partnerships yet.



Lastly, the Catalonians are looking to bring in Messi at the end of the season so if that happens it is a reason for Almada to come in addition to Barcelona being one of the most well known teams in the world and most likely winning the La Liga this season. It also makes sense for the Catalans as Sergi Roberto has gotten serious minutes for them and their midfield is kind of a mess and lacks a more attacking midfielder. They also seem to be open to MLS players as their most recent singing was La Galaxy's Araujo.

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