Atlanta United agrees to record transfer for Ezequiel Barco, 18, reports say

Ezequiel Barco
Ezequiel Barco (Getty Photographs)

Atlanta United has agreed to a record-setting transfer for Argentine teen sensation Ezequiel Barco, in accordance to a number of reports.

The MLS membership can pay Argentine membership Independiente $15 million plus 30 % of any subsequent transfer charge earlier than December 2019, ESPN Argentina reported (by way of ESPNFC.com), citing unidentified sources. That may be an MLS-record transfer charge.

The deal ends a courtship that has been ongoing for months, in accordance to the Atlanta Journal-Structure, and deliver to Atlanta United a midfielder who is taken into account one of many world’s prime younger skills.

In accordance to Opta, since his debut, no Independiente participant has assisted extra objectives or created extra possibilities in league than Barco (fifty nine, together with 5 assists). He has eight objectives and eight assists in 36 Argentine league and Copa Sudamericana begins.

Independiente wished Barco properly in a Twitter submit Friday afternoon, although it didn’t specify his vacation spot.

Barco was beneath contract with Independiente till June 2019. In accordance to ESPN Argentina, Independiente is also in line to obtain 10 % of any future transfer charges after December 2019.

The transfer payment additionally would break the record for Independiente, surpassing what it acquired to ship Sergio Aguero to Atletico Madrid in 2006.