Report: Atlanta United near signing Argentinos Juniors midfielder Franco Ibarra

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Atlanta United are nearing a deal for Argentinos Juniors midfielder Franco Ibarra, in accordance with a report from Argentine journalist Cesar Luis Merlo.

Ibarra, 19, remains to be a prospect in most respects, making 11 appearances for the Argentine Primera Division side. He primarily performs as a defensive midfielder, although may characteristic additional upfield.

The report comes after the 5 Stripes landed Gabriel Heinze as their head coach, with the previous Argentina nationwide team defender arriving after main Velez Sarsfield. His home-country connections even have Atlanta United reportedly set to sign veteran forward Lisandro Lopez.

Ought to Ibarra come to Atlanta, he’d join compatriots Eric Remedi, Marcelino Moreno and Ezequiel Barco on the roster. Moreno and Barco are each Designated Gamers, whereas defenders Fernando Meza and Franco Escobar additionally hail from the South American country.

The 5 Stripes are getting into their fifth MLS season and wish to return to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. They gained MLS Cup in 2018, 

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