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Atlanta United sign defender Stian Gregersen from Bordeaux

Stian Gregersen - Atlanta United - transfer


Atlanta United have acquired Norwegian international center back Stian Gregersen from French second-division side Bordeaux, the club announced Thursday.

Gregersen, a 28-year-old defender, is under contract through the 2027 MLS season with an option for 2028.

"Stian has been a consistent performer across multiple leagues and is comfortable defending with space behind him, as well as in an organized block," Atlanta United VP and technical director Carlos Bocaengra said in a statement.

"He is someone who reads the game well, has a presence, and helps command the back line through organization and leadership. We are excited for him to join Atlanta United and bolster our defense."

Gregersen has tallied 8g/4a in 229 career professional appearances, having joined Bordeaux in 2021 after a lengthy stint at Molde in his native Norway. On the international stage, he's been capped eight times across World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies.

This upcoming season, Gregersen could form a backline partnership with Peru international Luis Abram. Miles Robinson, after starring for Atlanta United from 2019-23, signed with FC Cincinnati in free agency.

As of late, Atlanta have acquired players from France's lower divisions – namely midfielder Tristan Muyumba (from EA Guingamp) and winger Xande Silva (from Dijon).

Led by head coach Gonzalo Pineda, Atlanta begin their 2024 slate with a Feb. 24 trip to defending MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew (2 pm ET | MLS Season Pass).