TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Trade
Atlanta United have acquired defender Brooks Lennon from Real Salt Lake in exchange for $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the clubs announced Monday.
Lennon, 22, has been a regular with RSL since returning from Liverpool three seasons ago, making 86 MLS appearances between fullback and midfield. He has also been a regular with the US youth national teams.
"Brooks is a versatile young player and we are pleased to add him to our club,” Atlanta VP and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a club statement. “In addition to his vast experience on the international level with U.S. Youth National Teams, he has proven to be a reliable starter in MLS. He can play both fullback and wing positions and we expect him to have an integral role in our long-term plans.”
Lennon was a product of the RSL academy before moving to Liverpool and playing for the club's U-23 side for two seasons.
“Brooks has been an integral part of the RSL family for years, starting with our Academy and excelling at every level along the way,” RSL interim GM Elliot Fall said. “To be able to get an offer of this value speaks to his development as a player. We are in the fortunate position that we have enough depth to make a trade like this and the Allocation Money we acquired creates an opportunity to further improve our roster.”