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Report: Ezequiel Barco wants Atlanta United offer accepted by Independiente

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Flamengo v Independiente - Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2017 Final Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

In yet another twist to the Ezequiel Barco tale, Argentine network TyC Sports is reporting that the promising winger will speak with Independiente coach Ariel Holan and recently re-elected vice president Hugo Moyano to ask the club to accept Atlanta United’s offer.

Moyano claims “the offer came, but a deal isn’t done. There is no possibility of it going for $12 million.” This change of heart likely has a lot to do with Barco’s terrific performances in the Copa Sudamericana, which saw the Argentine score a decisive penalty to clinch Independiente’s first title since 2010. Barco is reportedly being pursued by several European clubs as well.

Yesterday, rumors surfaced that Moyano had put a $20 million price tag on Barco and would not settle for anything less. It would be tough to imagine Atlanta matching Independiente’s desired transfer fee, but perhaps Barco’s pleads to a club he’s done a lot for recently will help force a move.

The offseason is alive and well, people. Stay tuned...