Report: Atlanta United pursuing River Plate midfielder Santiago Sosa


Atlanta United are close to signing River Plate midfielder Santiago Sosa, per stories from Argentine outlet TyC Sports activities and Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic.

Sosa, a 21-year-old defensive midfielder, has made 21 appearances for River Plate since turning professional in the course of the 2018 season, together with seven video games within the Copa Libertadores. He has additionally registered 9 appearances with Argentina’s U-20 national team, as highlighted by 4 matches on the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Whereas Sosa is but to score for River Plate, he may current a deep-lying midfield choice for the 5 Stripes as they enter the Gabriel Heinze period. Heinze grew to become Atlanta’s head coach in December, becoming a member of after a managerial stint at Velez Sarsfield.

Sosa’s Argentine Primera Division background would match a possible development under Heinze, with the membership already signing veteran forward Lisandro Lopez through a free switch from Racing Club. Whereas at River Plate, Sosa was in and out of manager Marcelo Gallardo’s lineup.


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