After many twists and turns, Alan Franco will leave Argentine football and leave Independiente. The defender, who was being a figure next to Juan Insaurralde in the defense of Julio Falcioni's team, will leave for Atlanta United of MLS led by Gabriel Heinze and continue his career in the United States at the Major League Soccer.
The transfer will be made official in the next few hours and Atlanta United will buy 50 percent of the pass in exchange for 2.8 million dollars. A few months ago, Franco was appraised by Independiente at 6 million dollars, so the figure is more than acceptable for the Avellaneda board of directors. And personally, it is also a leap in the career for the Argentine footballer, who, although migrating to a league that is suddenly not so competitive, but that promises an economic difference individually.
For Independiente's finances, this income is essential since it is going through a severe crisis in this regard. It is worth remembering that last year, Franco entered into a strong dispute with the Independiente board, which rejected an offer from Dinamo Zagreb for 2 million dollars. However, they say that something better always comes, and that happened.
The proposal that comes from the United States will be accepted and will mark an important step in his career. In addition to the purchase of the pass, Atlanta will put bonuses in the player's contract, which will give Independiente more money in the short-term future. For Falcioni, a hard blow as he had found an impregnable defensive back.