TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports
Atlanta United's door may soon be set to revolve some more. The 2018 MLS Cup winners are close to landing two South American players according to various reports, which come shortly after Julian Gressel’s trade to D.C. United and amid reports of Hector Villalba being sold to Paraguayan side Club Libertad.
One solution could arise via Paraguayan defender Santiago Arzamendia, according to Mundo Cerro, while Brazilian outlet Tretis is reporting that discussions are ongoing with midfielder Matheus Rossetto.
"Es inminente la transferencia de Santiago Arzamendia al #AtlantaUnited de la MLS, se estaría resolviendo después del pre olímpico"— Mundo Cerro (@mundoCERRO) January 29, 2020
Via: @JorgeRojas73#AdondeSeaConVos @1330am pic.twitter.com/EU9rTJ5Nij
Arzamendia, 22, plays for Cerro Porteno in Paraguay and is currently with the U-23 national team at Conmebol Pre-Olympic qualifiers. Any move would reportedly come after that tournament wraps up. Arzamendia has earned two caps for Paraguay’s senior national team and primarily plays at left back.
Rossetto, 23, plays for Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense in an attacking role. The report from Tretis states that a deal is imminent after the club’s president approved the move, with final details remaining.
MATHEUS ROSSETTO NEGOCIA COM O ATLANTA UNITED— Trétis (@tretisoficial) January 29, 2020
Volante deve ser vendido para o futebol norte-americano em definitivohttps://t.co/9glp1V6ITH
It’s been a busy offseason for Atlanta, who have also lost defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (transfer) and midfielder Darlington Nagbe (trade) as major pieces of last year’s starting XI. LGP’s departure had an immediate replacement via center back Fernando Meza, while other moves are still materializing.