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Eric Remedi will wear No. 11

The newest Atlanta United midfielder has a number.

Banfield v Godoy Cruz - Superliga 2017/18 Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images

Atlanta United’s newest signing will wear No. 11.

Eric Remedi’s new locker at Mercedes-Benz stadium was seen following Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders. Atlanta’s newest signing was in attendance for the match, where he witnessed the city set a new MLS attendance record of 72,243.

Tata Martino sees his new addition as a pure holding midfielder. He is expected to make major contributions as soon as he’s deemed fit by the training staff.

“We’ll have to see based on the training, the amount of time he’s spent integrating into the team, and how games are going whether we feel we need him and Jeff [Larentowicz] to play together,” Tata Martino said Friday after Remedi’s arrival to the training facility.

“We understand that we’re bringing in a very good player from the Argentine league,” he said, “and over this last stretch of the season, I think he’s going to be very helpful for us.”

Remedi will be switching from the No. 29 shirt he wore at Banfield. The since-departed Yamil Asad was Atlanta’s previous No. 11, and it the popular shirt number somehow went unclaimed until now. It’s not the most traditional number for a holding midfielder like Remedi.

Regardless, welcome our new No. 11!