Atlanta United has in Josef Martinez a superb striker, but Gabriel Heinze has just take over the club and wants a good back up. And his idea is someone in the last years of his career, that has just become a free agent and not even he was one of the best around in his best moment, he also kept scoring and being a leader in his mid thirties.
Now he is 37 and multiple reports are saying that the talks are very advanced. At his peak, he teared up the league in Portugal and specially in France. Lately, he revealed he was set to join Juventus and Chelsea, but the president of his club did not allow him to leave Lyon.
That striker is Lisandro Lopez, who has just left Racing Club, the team he loves and made it won two titles being the captain and top scorer at 36 years old. He scored 82 goals in 168 matches with Lyon, and before that, found the net 63 times in 142 games at Porto, where he won four leagues.
Despite his age, Lisandro still has plenty of fuel in the tank. And a place like Atlanta might be ideal for him. Heinze knows him, and what he will expect of him is not only to score goals when he plays, but also mentor the young strikers and help the squad to thrive with his leadership abilities.