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Report: Gremio renew interest in Pity Martinez

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The Brazilian club are targeting the Atlanta DP this winter.

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As the winter transfer window approaches, the rumors begin to ramp up. According to TyC Sports, Brazilian side Gremio have their sights set on Pity Martinez once the window opens in January.

If this news sounds familiar it’s because Gremio were linked to Pity back in the summer when it was reported they tried to sign him on loan ahead of the transfer deadline.

The 2017 Copa Libertadores winners are looking for reinforcements this winter after bowing out of the prestigious South American competition at the semifinal stage in each of the last two seasons. In 2018, it was Pity Martinez’s late penalty that sent the Brazilian’s home.

During Atlanta United’s end-of-season teleconference, Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra stated that the club expected Pity to remain in Atlanta for the 2020 season. However, things change in soccer all the time. If they are tempted with an acceptable offer, there’s always the chance they could take it.

As with any transfer negotiations this winter, Atlanta are in a good position of being content with their core roster. Unlike with the Miguel Almiron saga where the club were forced to get rid of a Designated Player, there’s nothing preventing them from keeping all of their important pieces together now.