UPDATE, 1/9: It’s official. Amar Sejdic has signed a new contract with Atlanta United to keep him in Gonzalo Pineda’s squad in 2023. The contract includes two options after this season to potentially keep him with Atlanta through 2025.
“We are happy to bring Amar back to the club after his contributions the last two seasons,” Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement from the club. “A proven MLS midfielder, he is a highly intelligent player who reads the game well and has a good understanding of how the coaching staff wants to play.”
Atlanta United look to be close to bringing back Amar Sejdic for his 2nd full season with the club. According to a report by renowned Atlanta soccer journalist J. Sam Jones, Atlanta are on the verge of “finalizing a deal” with the out-of-contract 26-year-old midfielder.
Morning, y'all— J. Sam Jones (@J_SamJones) January 8, 2023
I can confirm that Atlanta United are finalizing a deal with midfielder Amar Sejdic to return to the team. Sejdic made 18 starts last year. Was on a minimum deal. Imagine he'll get a deserved bump on this contract.
Sejdic came to the club in July 2021 as part of a trade with CF Montréal that saw CFM receive $100,000 worth of GAM and potentially an extra $50,000 based on presumed performance metrics. He appeared in 23 matches in 2022, starting 18 of those while contributing 2 assists.
As Sam pointed out, Sejdic was on a senior minimum deal making just over $85,000. It will be interesting to see how his updated contract measures up in comparison, but bringing back a decent midfielder of Sejdic’s makeup is a good move as Atlanta look to return to the MLS Cup Playoffs and improve on their fortunes of past years.