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Report: Kwadwo Poku sold to NASL side Miami FC for $500,000

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It appears is if former Atlanta Silverbacks star, Kwadwo Poku, is heading back to the North American Soccer League. Empire of Soccer is reporting that NASL club Miami FC have agreed to buy Poku from New York City FC for a transfer fee around $500,000.

That's a pretty steep price to pay for a player that had maybe a quarter of a season worth of production in MLS. The report also states that Poku will be receiving a raise in salary to around $300-$350k, which approaches the threshold for a designated player in MLS. The deal will run through 2017.

Miami FC are a brand new club that broke onto the NASL scene in 2016. They are apparently very eager to make a name for themselves and have broke out their checkbook to get a player with name recognition.

A lot of Atlanta United supporters were hoping Poku would end up with their club somehow before the 2017 season began. Unfortunately with this move, that doesn't look like it will be happening.

What do you think of this move? Happy to see Poku get playing time? Sad he won't be coming to Atlanta United?