MLS in the Race for Jhon Arias from Fluminense

Club Leadership Confirms Zenit's Proposal, but Sources Reveal MLS Teams Also Eyeing Colombian Talent

Manchester City v Fluminense: Final - FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023
Manchester City v Fluminense: Final - FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023 / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages
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Colombian player Jhon Arias, a standout for Fluminense, is in the spotlight with his name generating interest beyond Brazilian borders. Tricolor's management has already received a concrete proposal from Zenit in Russia, but exclusive information obtained by MLS Multiplex indicates that the player is also on the radar of two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs.

Zenit, known for its ambitions and significant investments, has officially expressed interest in securing the services of the skillful Colombian midfielder. However, reliable sources from MLS Multiplex have revealed that the competition for the player extends beyond European borders.

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According to information obtained, at least two MLS teams are closely monitoring developments around Jhon Arias. The intense competition in the North American league is evident, with teams looking to strengthen their squads with international talents, and Arias presents himself as an attractive option.

Jhon Arias
Manchester City v Fluminense: Final - FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023 / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

At 26 years old, Jhon Arias is at the peak of his career, highlighted by his crucial role in Fluminense's recent Copa Libertadores triumph. A regular starter for the Colombian National Team, he has publicly expressed his desire to play in European soccer, knowing that this could be his last major opportunity to shine at a high level on the Old Continent.

While Fluminense's management is aware of Zenit's interest, they have not yet officially commented on proposals coming from the MLS. Uncertainty looms over Arias' stay at the Rio de Janeiro club, especially considering the possibility of an imminent dismantling with other key players linked to potential departures.

While Tricolor executives strive to maintain the team's core, the MLS emerges as a tempting alternative for players seeking new challenges. The North American league has stood out for its growth and the attraction of talents from various parts of the world, and Jhon Arias could become the latest addition to this trend.