"The MLS is a league that has grown a lot, and I hope I can keep on making history at that club."
Atlanta United reportedly agreed to a transfer fee of $17 million for the player, which would surpass the record $15 million it paid for Ezequiel Barco before the 2018 season.
Atlanta United can’t confirm the signing for several reasons.
First, Martinez can’t join until the winter window opens in January.
Second, he can’t join until Atlanta United clears one of its three Designated Player slots. It seems likely that Miguel Almiron will be sold in January, which would open a slot. The team’s three are currently taken by Almiron, Barco and Josef Martinez.