Official: Atlanta United purchase midfielder Santiago Sosa from River Plate

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

Atlanta United have acquired midfielder Santiago Sosa from River Plate, the membership introduced Friday. 

Sosa, 21, is a product of River Plate’s famed academy and has been capped typically on the Argentine youth national level, together with 4 appearances on the 2019 U-20 World Cup. The deep-lying midfielder has made 21 appearances in his skilled membership career.

“Santiago is a holding midfielder who understands and reads the sport exceptionally well for somebody his age,” Atlanta VP & Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a membership assertion. “He broke via into the First Team at River last year, experiencing quite a few big matches in each Copa Libertadores and the Copa Diego Maradona, along with his time with Argentina U-20s.”

Sosa is the most recent high-profile talent to join Atlanta from Argentina, following the likes of Miguel Almiron, Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez. He’s anticipated to fit in defensive midfield under head coach Gabriel Heinze, who can be acquainted with the young talent given his expertise managing within the Argentine league. 

The midfielder is Atlanta’s second addition from Argentina this winter, following veteran forward Lisandro Lopez, most just lately of Racing Club. 

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