Atlanta United president Darren Eales is a busy man these days. With the summer transfer window approaching, he and his staff are quietly on the hunt for talent to build their inaugural roster around. Last week we saw possibly the biggest addition to the club so far in 15-year-old Andrew Carleton agreeing to become United's first Homegrown player ever.
Eales went on local Atlanta sports radio with 92.9 The Game this morning to talk about signing Carleton and a multitude of other topics.
There's not a lot of breaking news in the 10-minute chat, but it's always a pleasure to hear what the president has to say. He does go into detail about another signing, Jeffrey Otoo, who will be joining the Charleston Battery.
The subject of loaning players out for experience is broached and Eales says it's an important mechanic to utilize, but that Charleston isn't the only option. If the club were to sign some "big names" in the summer, he says that they'd have to go on-loan to South America or Europe until they are ready to join the club.
This is definitely worth your time to listen to.