TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports
Atlanta United are reportedly targeting Rosario Central forward Luca Martinez, with club president Darren Eales reportedly recently in Argentina to watch the 20-year-old Mexican youth international in person.
According to reports out of Argentina, Eales scouted Martinez as Rosario Central faced Juventud Unida in a preseason friendly Saturday. Martinez’s contract with the Argentine club expires in December.
Martinez moved up from the Rosario Central youth ranks to make his first-team debut in November 2020, recording six goals and two assists in 40 appearances across all competitions. Internationally, he's represented Mexico at the U21 level after previously joining the national team fold in a U20 camp.
ATLUTD return Josef Martinez, who hopes to regain his Golden Boot presented by Audi form after his return from ACL surgery, as their main target man up front.
Meanwhile, Erik Lopez has been linked with a move to Argentine side Banfield, which makes depth at the forward position even more important, especially after the departure of Erick "Cubo" Torres following the 2021 campaign.