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Yamil Asad doesn’t look like he’s coming back to Atlanta, but his time in MLS might not be done yet.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Andy Greder reported on Friday that Minnesota United are among “many MLS clubs” interested in acquiring Asad.
The 23-year-old spent last year on loan to Atlanta from Argentine club Velez Sarsfield, recording seven goals and 13 assists in 32 regular season appearances. His loan to Atlanta expired at the end of the year and he’s currently back in Argentina training with Velez Sarsfield.
Asad said after the season that he wanted to stay in Atlanta, but the club couldn’t come to agreement with his agent and Velez Sarsfield about acquiring him permanently. Their recent acquisition of Ezequiel Barco would seem to rule out any possible return.
Atlanta still hold Asad’s MLS rights, and any club with interest in Asad would have to work out a deal with the Five Stripes to open the door for his return.