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Official: Atlanta United re-signs midfielder Amar Sejdic

Atlanta United brings back a midfielder who contributed valuable minutes last season.

MLS: New York City FC at Atlanta United FC Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.