Just in time for World Cup fever another summer tradition is upon us: Silly Season! A report from Argentine newspaper writer and radio host Leonel Cerrudo says that Eric Remedi is on his way to Atlanta. No literally, he’s flying here for a physical.
The first tweet explains that Atlanta United has a verbal agreement with Banfield for a $2 million transfer fee for the 23 year-old Argentine midfielder. The roomer seems pretty specific going onto list details such as an agreement to pay a performance bonus to his current club.
#Banfield| Hay un acuerdo de palabra con Atlanta United de la MLS por Eric Remedi a cambio de 2 millones de dólares + bonos por rendimiento + convenio a futuro de colaboración con el club. pic.twitter.com/ypV4oBJX1K— Leonel Cerrudo (@leonelcerrudo) June 14, 2018
BUT THERE’S MORE...
According to Cerrudo, Remedi will be traveling tonight to Atlanta for his physical.
#Banfield| Eric Remedi viajará las próximas horas a Estados Unidos para realizarse la revisión médica. La firma se hará la semana que viene. Se va a cambio de 2 Millones de dólares por el 50 % del pase. pic.twitter.com/MCx777SLGJ— Leonel Cerrudo (@leonelcerrudo) June 14, 2018
“Who is Eric Remedi?” you may be asking. Lucky for you I googled some stuff about him. First here’s a video Banfield put out with his highlights:
Remedi is a 23 year-old central midfielder who seems well fitted to the role of a no. 6. In 21 appearances for the club, he has 0 goals and 0 assists and 7 yellow cards according to WhoScored, so that seems to support the defensive midfielder theory. The always reliable and never wildly off base TransferMarkt also has Remedi listed as a defensive mid, but notes he can play center back as well. This also supports what Tata Martino had been saying back in March when Carlos Carmona transferred to Colo-Colo before the season began about finding a replacement for the position.
h/t to /u/cuentuli for originally posting the tweet about the rumor on the always fun r/AtlantaUnited.