Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gonzalo Higuain, Javier Hernandez, and before that we saw Andrea Pirlo, Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Villa. The MLS is full of stars looking to end their careers in a competitive league. But Atlanta is a role model, they buy players and sell them for fortunes.
In the last three years, Atlanta United managed to sign two players from the Argentinian League that maybe were stars back there, but not at the MLS or the rest of the world. The first one is Miguel Almirón, he came from Lanus and Atlanta payed almost $9 million dollars.
The Paraguayan midfielder played two years in the MLS, scored 22 times and gave 21 assists. The team ended up as champions of the Eastern Conference and the MLS Cup. That’s why he was sold to the Newcastle United from England, that payed $28 millions, more than three times of the initial price.
Then we have another player that left a lower profit. We are talking about Gonzalo Pity Martinez. The winger came from River Plate and was called to the Argentinian National Team during his period at the MLS. Finally, he was sold to Al-Nassr from Saudi Arabia for $19 millions.