Midfielder Franco Ibarra will leave Argentinos Juniors and join Atlanta United from MLS in the United States, a club led by Argentine Gabriel Haynes.
The Georgia state club itself announced this afternoon that the 19-year-old will be added to the list once “visa procedures are completed and international transfer certificates are received,” the purchasing club said.
“Even though Franco (Ibarra) was only 19 years old, Franco (Ibarra) broke into the Argentinus Juniors’ Primera team last November and really showed his athletic ability and aggressiveness,” said Carlos Bocanegra, who is vice president of the franchise.
Ibarra made 11 appearances in the main team of La Paternal and eventually appeared in the Argentine U-20 team.
The containment midfielder will join a team led by Heinz from Entre Rios that is already gathering other citizens: midfielders Santiago Sosa (River Plate), Ezequiel Barco (Independiente) and Marcelino Moreno (Lanos), as well as striker Lisandro Lopez (Racing Club). .
In another arrangement, after Sunday’s defeat to Platenci (0-1) in the second round match of the League Cup (LPF), the team returned today to train on the Ceffa estate, in Pago Flores.
The team worked in two groups. The incumbents developed innovative movements, while the rest deployed tactical and technical training.
DT Gabriel Milito will play Friday against Vélez Sarsfield, at the Liniers, before Day Three, across Zone 1 of the competition. (Telam)