By Fajembola Olamide Emmanuel
Every top tier newspaper in Argentina have been linking Thiago Almada to top European clubs ahead of the summer transfer window, the both Manchester clubs are said to have a great interest in the teenage Argentine sensation that his style of play has been likened to that of his compatriot Lionel Messi.
The 19 years old attacking midfielder was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and started his playing career in Argentine Club Athletico Velez Sarsfield where he rose through the Academy ranks to the senior team in 2018, and he has remained a mainstay in the team since his promotion into the first team.
A member from Velez board has already confirmed that Thiago will be leaving the club this summer as clubs in Italy and England are already making inquiries about his availability and the club will be willing to listen to offers for the 19 years old attacking midfielder, Thiago’s diminutive stature which provides him with good balance on the ball makes him a very good dribbler and his creativity as reflected in his 82.2% pass success per games, this makes him very reliable in freeing up his team attack.
He also adds versatility to his game as he can play on both wings of the attack and also behind the striker as a No 10, He has contributed to 7 goals in 25 appearances for Velez this Season, scoring 5 and assisting 2, even while coming on as a substitute for 12 of those matches.
Where will Thiago be moving to this Summer? That has been the questions many have been bothered with, but it’s just a matter of time before we know which of the clubs will win the race for the highly talented Argentine labeled the next Messi.