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Report: LAFC set Atuesta asking price amid Palmeiras interest

Update, April 1: Kevin Baxter of the LA Times is reporting that Palmeiras is one of the clubs interested in acquiring LAFC standout Eduard Atuesta, but the Brazilian side hasn't been able to meet LAFC's asking price. Baxter also relayed that the sides are still engaged in talks regarding the player, however, so a move for LAFC's 23-year-old midfield metronome could still be the in the cards.


A pair of Brazil's biggest clubs are reportedly chasing LAFC midfielder Eduard Atuesta.

According to Brazilian journalist Bruno Andrade, Palmeiras have had a bid rejected for the midfielder and remain in negotiations while Gremio are also keenly interested. Palmeiras are the reigning champions of the Copa Libertadores, the biggest competition in South America. Gremio won the continental competition as recently as 2017.

Atuesta, 23, was signed from Independiente Medellin ahead of the club's expansion season in 2018 and has earned rave reviews at the base of LAFC's midfield. He has made 72 appearances over the three seasons and was named to 2019 MLS Best XI as the club shattered MLS single-season records for single-season points and goal difference. 

The Colombian was a regular at youth international levels and is on the cusp of the national team, though has yet to make his senior debut.