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Atlanta United signs Jake Mulraney from Hearts

Retool not rebuild.

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Atlanta United have announced another addition to their 2020 roster. The club confirmed today that it has signed Jake Mulraney from Hearts for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Mulraney is a 23-year-old winger who should add some needed depth to the team’s attacking options.

“He’s a direct player with a lot of pace who can play anywhere across the front three,” club vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement released on Thursday. “As he’s in the middle of a season, Jake will be able to get up to full fitness quickly and immediately compete.”

With the massive amount of departures from the club so far this offseason, particularly Julian Gressel, Justin Meram and Dion Pereira, the squad was in desperate need for help on the wings.

Despite his young age, Mulraney is a well-traveled player who has spent time in the Scottish Premier League and English lower divisions. He’s also represented the Ireland U-21’s on the international youth level.

Obviously this signing won’t break the news cycle, but it’s the type of addition that could weigh heavily on Atlanta’s success for the coming season or two. Depth is important to have and the quality of that depth will go a long ways.

Welcome to Atlanta, Jake.