ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The management of Atlanta United FC has denied reports the team is set to acquire attacking Argentine midfielder, Thiago Almada.
In a tweet on its official Twitter account dated December 5, United FC said at the moment they have no intention to acquire Almada but admitted the team has an exclusive option to permanently transfer the player.
“We have seen reports about Thiago Almada. We have not committed to acquiring the player at this time; we can confirm that we retain an exclusive option to permanently transfer the player. The option extends into 2022. We will have no further comment on the player at this time,” the United FC said in a statement.
Earlier, media reports in Argentina revealed that United FC has already submitted a transfer bid for Almada who is expected to provide playmaking and scoring for the team.
The reports state that Atlanta is submitting a bid for 100 percent of the player’s future value,— somewhat of a rarity with these kinds of deals but similar to the agreement Atlanta had with Velez for Lautaro Giannetti this winter.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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