Atlanta United could be bringing on a proven CONCACAF striker. Steven Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that Trinidad and Tobago legend Kenwyne Jones is close to signing with Atlanta and go out on loan until 2017, likely to his home country.
Getting word @kenwynejonestt is close to deal with 2017 MLS expansion side @ATLUTD. Would go on loan, perhaps in T&T, until launch (1/2)— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 13, 2016
Jones, 31, is a Premier League veteran who has scored tons of goals both at the club and international levels. He made his name at Sunderland in his prime, scoring 26 times in 94 appearances. He has found the net 23 times for the T&T national team.
For the past two seasons he's spent time on loan with Bournemouth and Al Jazira from Cardiff City. He was released by the club this summer which means he's free to sign with whomever he chooses. It appears as if Atlanta United could be his choice.
He would be the sixth player to join the brand new expansion team that will begin play in 2017.