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Atlanta United reinforcements 2021: transfers and rumors for the MLS

Gabriel Heinze's team wants to be the protagonist
lunes, 19 de abril de 2021 · 03:00

Atlanta United's experiencing a revolution. Since it was confirmed that Gabriel Heinze assumed the position of coach, several were the players who left the institution and who also joined to strengthen the squad. After qualifying for the next round in the Concachampions and starting the 2021 MLS season with a draw, at El Futbolero we review what the Eastern Conference roster's.

Atlanta United: high for the season

The arrival of Gabriel Heinze to the club generated that several Argentine players were hired for the MLS season. In arc, the loan was obtained from Rocco Ríos Novo, from Lanús and where he is one of the great hopes of the club in the South of Greater Buenos Aires. Alan Franco, a key defender at Independiente, also came to Atlanta, where he was reunited with Esequiel Barco. For this player, Atlanta paid $ 2.4 million.

Hailing from Argentinos Juniors, Franco Ibarra (for whom they paid 2.5 million dollars) also joined United. Santiago Sosa, one of the great jewels that River Plate had in recent times, also added in exchange for 5 million dollars. For his part, Lisandro López arrived for free from Racing Club.

But they aren't the only players who signed for Atlanta United. Alex De John came from Orlando City; Andrew Gutman did it from Celtic; Ronald José Hernández Pimentel did it from Aberdeen; Machop Chol did it from Wake Forest; Andrew James Carleton did it from Indy; while Mikey Ambrose did it from Inter Miami.

Atlanta United: casualties for the season

When talking about the casualties, Fernando Meza was loaned to Defensa y Justicia of Argentina, a club with which he was already champion of the Recopa Sudamericana against Palmeiras; Eric Remed was traded to the San José Earthquakes; Franco Escobar was loaned to Newell's Old Boys from Argentina; Luis Castro Cáceres to Estudiantes of La Plata; around the time Jon Gallagher was sold to Austin.

 

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