TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Loan
Lopez departs until the end of June, while Banfield have an option to extend the loan through the remainder of 2022. Atlanta United retain Lopez’s contract rights beyond this season.
Lopez was a U22 Initiative player, while Barco was a Designated Player.
Lopez would join Banfield on a one-year loan that includes an option to buy.
The 20-year-old originally joined Atlanta in 2020 after emerging as a top prospect in his native Paraguay with Club Olimpia. He never quite became a first-team regular for the Five Stripes, making 18 appearances last season (10 starts) while scoring one goal in 867 minutes.
Lopez was a U22 Initiative player following the implementation of the rule last year; his departure would open a U22 roster spot for Atlanta as they navigate the rest of the offseason.