Report: Pity Martinez to FC Cincinnati switch “not a risk,” says agent

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Pity Martinez won’t be coming to FC Cincinnati after all, based on a report Monday night time from Laurel Pfahler that cites the former Atlanta United star’s agent saying a move is “not a risk.”

Martinez was linked to the Queen City membership in early February, all on the heels of experiences of Brenner coming to MLS from Sao Paulo. The Brazilian forward certainly arrived in Cincinnati as a Younger Designated Player, although Pity won’t be following in his wake.

Martinez, 27, initially joined Atlanta United in 2019 shortly after incomes South American Footballer of the 12 months honors whereas at River Plate. He was billed as a alternative for Miguel Almiron, with the Paraguayan midfielder securing a switch to Newcastle United shortly after serving to the 5 Stripes win MLS Cup in 2018.

However Martinez skilled ups and downs whereas in Atlanta, by no means fairly hitting his stride under former head coach Frank de Boer. The Argentine international managed seven goals and 11 assists in 39 video games (33 begins), however fell short of his Designated Player expectations in some respects. 

That opened the door for a September 2020 move to Saudi Arabian membership Al-Nassr FC, the place Martinez has discovered 4 goals and 5 assists in 24 video games throughout all competitions. A left-footed No. 10, the switch got here with a reported $18 million charge.

FC Cincinnati have expressed interest all offseason in touchdown a No. 10, hoping to jumpstart their attack as they open West Finish Stadium in 2021. They’ve additionally been linked to former D.C. United playmaker Luciano Acosta, whereas now-Sevilla playmaker Papu Gomez emerged as a potential target earlier than he departed Italy’s Atalanta. 

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