New Atlanta United manager Gabriel Heinze was formally introduced to the media and fans in his introductory press conference this morning, and the Argentine wasn’t timid to share that the club is indeed looking at reinforcements.
Heinze said that he wants to bring in quality players in certain areas and there are “offers on the table” as we speak.
The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas reported last week that Agustin Almendra, a central midfielder from Boca Jrs., is a player Atlanta is interested in as a Designated Player signing.
Gabriel Heinze will become Atlanta United's next head coach, pending an official announcement.— Felipe Cárdenas (@FelipeCar) December 14, 2020
On what Heinze's hire represents for the club and what his system demands. Plus, one new signing who could join him in Atlanta. https://t.co/y84ZOkstan
Gabriel Heinze said that he has his staff in place. Rumors about Javier Mascherano and Fernando Gago joining his staff are "incorrect." Heinze said that it's up to (Carlos Bocanegra) to comment on the possibility of signing of Agustin Almendra.— Felipe Cárdenas (@FelipeCar) December 21, 2020
A less-substantiated rumor currently circulating is around a former player of Heinze’s — winger Lucas Janson. Janson played for Toronto FC on loan in 2018, scoring four league goals across 818 minutes in 11 appearances.
ULTIMO MOMENTO | Gabriel Heinze habló de refuerzos en el Atlanta United y uno de los que le interesa al ex DT de #Vélez es Lucas Janson.— Velez670 (@velez670) December 19, 2020
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Safe to say, with Atlanta United having essentially traded Jon Gallagher for an international roster spot in a three-team trade, the team will be dipping into the market soon to improve the team in key positions.