Report: Atlanta United defender Franco Escobar topic of bid from Newell’s Old Boys

Replace, Feb. 6: Franco Escobar’s loan from Atlanta United back to former membership Newell’s Old Boys is a finished deal, in line with Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic, who shared the newest replace on Twitter on Saturday. Per Cardenas, it is a one-year loan deal with an possibility to purchase and Escobar has signed off on the move.


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Atlanta United defender Franco Escobar is reportedly the topic of interest from former membership Newell’s Old Boys, in line with the newest from Cesar Luis Merlo and The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas.

There’s reportedly been a proper offer made for Escobar, who joined the 5 Stripes from the Argentine Primera Division membership forward of the 2018 season.

Since coming to MLS, the 25-year-old has featured in 63 regular-season video games, chipping in two goals and 5 assists whereas contributing at outside back and center back. Escobar additionally has three goals and one assist in eight Audi MLS Cup Playoff video games, memorably scoring the second goal of Atlanta’s 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers in 2018’s MLS Cup.

Whereas at Newell’s Old Boys, Escobar played in 34 video games from 2015-17. Primarily a proper back, he’s additionally been deployed centrally and proven great tactical flexibility throughout his MLS tenure.

Atlanta are coming into a new chapter in 2021, naming Gabriel Heinze as head coach after he departed Velez Sarsfield. They’re seeking to rebound after missing the postseason for the primary time since becoming a member of MLS as an growth team in 2017. 

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