KEY POINTS

  • Thiago Almada is one of the more promising football players in the world 
  • It has been speculated that Manchester United is one of the teams looking forward to signing Almada
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can train and hone young stars such as Almada in his system

The history of Manchester United has been rich with world-class talent gracing their roster. There’s never a shortage of promising players as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is rumored to be close to signing Young Argentine attacking midfielder Thiago Almada.

Scouts have seen Almada possess the potential to be among the best players in the world. The 19-year-old has shown much of his capabilities in his stint with Velez Sarsfield of the Argentine Primera Division. In a piece by The Guardian, Almada was considered to be one of the top players next in line for the future of football.

While he has yet to fully prove himself as a superstar, Almada is walking the correct path. One of the players he looks up to the most is his fellow countryman Carlos Tevez. Whether it’s the aggressiveness on the pitch or the dedicated work ethic, there have been noticeable similarities between Tevez and Almada.

While there are rumors speculating that Manchester City is also a possible option for Almada, Solskjaer’s club has reportedly been near to signing the young star. Per Red Devil Armada, the Red Devils are inching closer in reaching an agreement for the promising playmaker.

One of the main strategies of Solskjaer is to constantly recruit high-quality players that they can develop in the long run. Transfer rumors are abundant regarding Manchester United as there have also been talks of signing Borussia Dortmund’s young star Jadon Sancho. While the Sancho signing remains as speculation, Almada is still a strong prospect for Manchester United.

Despite having a lot more to learn, Almada already possesses the talent and skills to make it into the bigger stage. With his mobility on the pitch coupled with his dribbling ability, Almada has a bright future ahead if he’s further trained in the proper program.

With this, it will be interesting to see how clubs such as Manchester United move forward regarding their roster. The potential of Almada is immense and his development towards becoming a formidable player is something to look out for.  

Job done: Manchester United's comfortable win at Tranmere was a welcome relief for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Job done: Manchester United's comfortable win at Tranmere was a welcome relief for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS