Atlanta confirms Martinez’s departure


Atlanta United finalized the transfer of midfielder Gonzalo « Pity » Martinez on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Argentine has been sold to Saudi club Al-Nassr. According to sports site The Athletic, the Major League Soccer (MLS) roster has secured $ 18 million for their designated player.

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« He will always be a part of Atlanta United history after playing a pivotal role in our 2019 campaign, where we won two trophies, » Georgia club technical director Carlos Bocanegra said. in a press release. We will seek to be diligent in our efforts to fill his departure in our formation. ”

« Pity » played 54 games for Atlanta, scoring 11 goals and providing 14 assists in all competitions. He had joined the United States in January 2019 from River Plate, Argentina.

Martinez’s departure is the second major transfer in Atlanta United history. In 2019, the team sold Miguel Almiron, also designated player, to Newcastle United, England, for $ 26 million.

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