UPDATE (Feb. 14, 2:45 pm ET): The San Jose Earthquakes are close to finalizing a trade with Atlanta United for Eric Remedi, ending speculation of the defensive midfielder's return to his native Argentina.
Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic tweeted the Quakes and Atlanta remain in discussion over Remedi, with the sides close to working out a deal. Atlanta announced the signing of midfielder Santiago Sosa from River Plate on Thursday. He'll presumably eat up the minutes Remedi would have received.
Sources: Atlanta United and the @SJEarthquakes are close to finalizing a trade for defensive midfielder Eric Remedi. The two sides remain in discussions, but Remedi is staying in MLS.— Felipe Cárdenas (@FelipeCar) February 12, 2021
Remedi made his professional debut at Banfield in 2015 under Matías Almeyda. https://t.co/jdOt6iSBWF
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Cesar Luis Merlo reported late last month both San Lorenzo and Independiente were looking to land the 25-year-old on loan, and Independiente have already submitted a formal offer.
But now comes word the San Jose Earthquakes have also reportedly reached out regarding Remedi, who joined the Five Stripes from Banfield midway through the 2018 season.
Eric Remedi ya tiene la oferta formal de préstamo de #Independiente, pero apareció un competidor: San José de Matías Almeyda está en negociaciones con #Atlanta por él. De acá a 48 horas, el jugador decide su futuro.— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) February 10, 2021
Judson has carved out a regular role as the No. 6 under Matias Almeyda, but there’s not much depth at that position so the move makes sense for the Quakes.
Remedi was a day one starter for Atlanta, but his minutes dwindled in 2020, starting 12 of the 18 matches he appeared in.