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January Transfer Window Week-1 Update


Atlanta United Transfers, Rumors, and News so far

The January Transfer Window can be very busy and create shifts throughout leagues all over the world. European teams will be hitting mid-season form, looking for the necessary assets to propel them to a deep playoff run. At the same time, MLS teams are going to be looking to re-work and/or reload before the start of the next season
The 2018 MLS Cup Champions, Atlanta United, might not have an easy Transfer window. Atlanta has already transferred 27-year-old left back Greg Garza to FC Cincinnati for $450,000 ($250,000 in Target Allocation/$200,000 in General Allocation). This comes as we still await clear answers as to the almost inevitable transfer of star Midfielder Miguel Almiron


Latest Almiron Rumors

When Almiron transfer talks first picked up late in the 2018 season, the rumors had him heavily linked to a move into the Premier League to play for Arsenal. The latest rumors to surface connect him to La Liga. Real Betis is the team within the Spanish league that is said to have interest in the 24-year-old playmaker.

Possible Target?

Rumors and reports coming in this week have Atlanta United tied to 25-year-old Emiliano Rigoni. The Winger from Argentina is currently playing for Serie A side Atalanta B.C. on loan from Zenit. Rigoni has also made a previous appearance with the Argentine National Team. Rigoni currently has 3 goals in 12 Serie A appearances and a current market value of around €7.00 million ($7.98 Million). Is this a player you would like to see Atlanta pursue?

Barco Concerns

It was reported earlier this week that Attacking Midfielder, Ezequiel Barco, suffered a knee injury while with the Argentine U-20 team. Upon return, Atlanta United staff released the diagnosis of right knee Tendinitis. Although the injury is said to not be very serious, Barco is expected to miss the start of training camp (Jan.14). Giving the attacking midfielder the proper time to fully heal, depending on how long initial recovery takes, could cause Barco to miss Atlanta’s first two champions league games as well (Feb.21 & Feb.28).

Our Youth

The Atlanta United U-19 Academy team scored two huge victories this week in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup. The Youth squad ended the week by grabbing a 4-3 win over Liverpool (Jan.5) and a dramatic last minute 3-2 victory over Rangers FC (Jan.6).

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