Atlanta united took a blow to the stomach this week when Lautaro Giannetti’s planned transfer from Velez Sarsfield failed after the defender’s medical examination showed a defective knee. What makes things really bitter is that Giannetti is rumored to have been Atlanta United’s back-up plan at center-back after another deal for much-vaunted youngster David Martinez also fell through when River Plate stepped in. across the way. Now Atlanta United are back on the drawing board – or, the scouting board, to be precise – as they look to fill a need alongside Miles Robinson in Gabriel Heinze’s starting XI.
If you’re unfamiliar with this series, it’s pretty straightforward: we’re looking for players with the greatest potential on Football Manager who might be considered a target for Atlanta United. It’s pretty straightforward. If this is your first time, check some of our Older posts for players We have earthen already, including Franco Escobar and Ezequiel Barco. That said, this is purely a game of fun and does not mean that there is a connection or a legitimate chance that these players could come to Atlanta.
For the purposes of this particular research, we’re leaving things pretty open and ambitious when it comes to South American talent at CB. While Giannetti was largely seen as an important signing due to his familiarity with Heinze, we must not forget that the team’s primary target, Martinez, was a younger, rawer person with higher potential. and not necessarily having a relationship with Heinze. These are the types of players that we will be looking at in this research. Given that these players are likely to be important to their current Argentinian clubs, it is probably unlikely that any of these deals can be made immediately while the Argentinian transfer window is closed (meaning they would not be able to sign replacements). Atlanta could try to hold out until the summer, when it’s no longer possible to make a big addition.
Before we begin, for context, here are Football Manger’s attributes for the two failed transfers of Lautaro Giannetti and David Martinez:
Now, on to the potential prospects.
21 years old – Estudiantes
This list is generally unranked except for Colombo which should be the priority. He’s got a lot going for him, but what I love the most is that, first, the sight test (FM ratings) meets analytics, where Colombo stands out. Second, he’s only 21, which I guess increases the ability to acquire the player by strategically leveraging the U-22 initiative from MLS this season. Colombo (brilliant name by the way) is still very raw, having compiled less than 2,000 minutes in his professional career so far, but was selected by Argentina’s Under-23 team last year and is making a name for it. more and more as a key player with Estudiantes.
22 years old – Parma (Lanus)
This one does not happen. Valenti is currently in Parma in Serie A on loan with a compulsory purchase clause for 5 million euros and a four-year contract. But include it here to give us a bit of context on pricing.
21 years old – San Lorenzo
Gattoni has great potential in Football Manager, but maybe a little too raw for what Atlanta United need right now, which is an aggressive and confident defender with good decision-making skills. He certainly has the ingredients to be a quality player which is why he is considered such a good prospect.
24 years old – Independent
I’ll never forget see Alan Franco play for the first time by logging into the 2017 Independiente Copa Sudamericana to watch Ezequiel Barco. Franco looked like the best player on the pitch at times, which was no easy task for a 19-year-old center-back. Robust, aggressive, strong in body and mind. I’m convinced he’s the best pure defender in this group, but he’s also tidy and comfortable with the ball.
22 years old – Union de Santa Fe
Calderon seems to be the least technical of the players we cover here. Still fair as a professional, Calderon’s strength seems to be his ability to win duels in isolated situations. While it’s always nice, it’s Miles Robinson’s specialty too, and it would probably make sense to pair him with a more technical defender.
Juan Cruz Komar
23 years old – Talleres de Cordoba
Juan Cruz Komar looks like it would be a good legitimate option. A very good defender, solid with the ball, and what I really like about his profile as a Football Manager is his leadership attribute. This means that whoever evaluated him knows that he is a strong and confident character.
Who is your favorite? And which other Atlanta United players should he watch?