Andres Guardado to Atlanta United is still on, according to Don Balon USA, and is expected to happen as soon as this upcoming transfer window in the winter.
ESPN Deportes’ John Sutcliffe reported back in June that Guardado was all set to join Atlanta, but nothing ever materialized and the rumor died out without any fanfare.
Apparently, nothing has changed and the move is very much still in the works.
According to the report, the Atlanta United brass met with Guardado’s representatives during the Copa America Centenario to discuss the particulars.
Guardado’s contract with his current team, PSV, expires after the 2017-18 season. A transfer fee would most likely be required to lure him away before then. It is not known if the two clubs have negotiated such a deal yet. The Dutch club is currently in the Champions League and if they were to progress out of the group stage it could throw a wrench into these plans.
However, it is believed that Atlanta would pay the Mexican international roughly $6 million a year if he is to join. He is said to be highly motivated to join the club with a manager like Gerardo Martino possibly at the helm.
This rumor has been constant from the Mexican media, specifically Sutcliffe. No official denial of the move has ever come since it was first brought up. Until one does, we can only wait until the winter transfer window opens and see if something finally happens.