ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Even though the MLS Cup hasn’t been given out yet, the transfer season has already begun. Atlanta United is looking for a striker this winter after reports suggested they were prepared to let club legend Josef Martinez go. The first name to emerge from the rumors as a potential replacement has graduated.
Enzo Copetti of Racing Club has received transfer offers from Atlanta United and Charlotte FC, according to TyC Sports in Argentina. With 11 goals this season in the Primera Division, the 26-year-old frontman led his team in scoring for his team. In 25 games, he contributed 15 goals in total, shocking Racing with a second-place finish just two points behind River Plate.
According to the article, the forward contract contains a $10 million release clause, and Racing would require that amount for any transfer. It’s wise to treat any rumor at this early stage with skepticism. Copetti has become a frequent threat this season, but he isn’t exactly the type of player that screams, “invest $10 million and put him on DP.” However, his background fits what Atlanta United has sought in recruits since the club was founded. So, if nothing else, it seems like a name to speak about.