Atlanta United has finally found its defensive midfielder. The club announced today that it has signed midfielder Eric Remedi from Argentine Primera Division club Banfield for an undisclosed fee using Targetted Allocation Money.
Remedi, 23, joins the club after spending more than three seasons with Banfield. Rumors circulating before the deal was completed speculated that the transfer fee could be for as much as $2 million.
The Five Stripes have been searching for depth at the defensive midfield position since February after the unexpected departure of Carlos Carmona, who requested to leave the club to be closer to his wife as she was due to give birth.
Remedi fits the No. 6 mold perfectly as he’s quick on his feet with a nose for a tackle. When rumors of hisimpending signing first came out, it was unclear what exactly his role in Tata Martino’s system would be from the start with Jeff Larentowicz one of the Atlanta’s most important players and showing no signs of slowing down. However, with Darlington Nagbe, one of the club’s prized winter acquisitions, out for two to three months with an abductor injury, filling that hole in the lineup makes sense for Remedi.
What we do know is that Remedi will reinforce an already strong squad and help Atlanta push for the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup. Welcome to the club, Eric!