A soap opera which lasts and which does not seem ready to stop! A privileged track for Olympique de Marseille last summer, Thiago Almada finally gave priority to Atlanta United, an MLS franchise he was due to join at the end of the Argentine season, in December. But while last night his club Vélez Sársfield issued a press release announcing the departure of the Argentine Hope, towards the United States, Atlanta United responded and expressed its astonishment.
“We have seen information about Thiago Almada. We have not made a commitment to acquire the player at this time; we can confirm that we retain an exclusive option of final player transfer. The option runs until 2022. We will not be commenting further on the player at this time, ” said the club, which finished 5th in the Eastern Conference this year. We will therefore have to wait before seeing the 20-year-old right-handed attacking midfielder join Atlanta. Unless…
We have seen reports about Thiago Almada. We have not committed to acquiring the player at this time; we can confirm that we retain an exclusive option to permanently transfer the player. The option extends into 2022. We will have no further comment on the player at this time.
– Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 4, 2021
“An agreement has been reached with Major League Soccer (MLS) for the definitive transfer of federative rights from Thiago Almada to Atlanta United FC. The amount of the transaction is US $ 16,000,000 (€ 14 million). The agreement will enter into force at the beginning of February 2022. “
🇦🇷🤝🇺🇸 Se arribó a un entimento con la Mayor League Soccer (MLS) por la cesión definitiva de los derechos federativos de Thiago Almada a favor del Atlanta United FC. El monto de la operación es de U $ S16,000,000. El convenio entraría en vigencia a principios de febrero de 2022 pic.twitter.com/dLi6U1wR3Y
– Vélez Sarsfield (@Velez) December 3, 2021