Atlanta United has agreed to a record-setting switch for Argentine teen sensation Ezequiel Barco, in keeping with a number of stories.
The MLS membership can pay Argentine membership Independiente $15 million plus 30 p.c of any subsequent switch price earlier than December 2019, ESPN Argentina reported (through ESPNFC.com), citing unidentified sources. That will be an MLS-record switch price.
The deal ends a courtship that has been ongoing for months, in keeping with the Atlanta Journal-Structure, and convey to Atlanta United a midfielder who is taken into account one of many world’s high younger abilities.
In accordance with Opta, since his debut, no Independiente participant has assisted extra targets or created extra probabilities in league than Barco (59, together with 5 assists). He has eight targets and eight assists in 36 Argentine league and Copa Sudamericana begins.
Independiente wished Barco nicely in a Twitter put up Friday afternoon, although it didn’t specify his vacation spot.
Llegaste como un chico. Te formaste en la pensión y te vas como un hombre campeón.
Todo pasa, la gloria es eterna.
¡Gracias y éxitos, Ezequiel!#TodoRojo 🔴 pic.twitter.com/37EhUPVfUr— C. A. Independiente (@Independiente) January 12, 2018
Barco was beneath contract with Independiente till June 2019. In accordance with ESPN Argentina, Independiente is also in line to obtain 10 p.c of any future switch charges after December 2019.
The switch price additionally would break the document for Independiente, surpassing what it obtained to ship Sergio Aguero to Atletico Madrid in 2006.