Banfield may have just been boosted by the return of Emanuel Cecchini but were dealt a blow on Tuesday as Atlanta United confirmed the signing of midfielder Eric Remedi following weeks of negotiations.
The 23-year-old becomes the latest to join Gerardo Martino’s exciting MLS side and leaves Banfield short of his defensive talents shielding the back four.
Atlanta have been in the market for midfield reinforcements since the departure of Carlos Carmona and even more so now with Darlington Nagbe facing a couple of months out, so swooped for Remedi using Targeted Allocation Money, as a Discovery Signing.
Although there is no official transfer fee reported it is understood that the MLS club paid in the region of $2 million.
Having moved to Banfield as a 15-year-old, Remedi progressed through the academy and made his first team debut aged 20 in 2015.
Continuing to impress for the reserves it was the following year with Banfield needing to lean heavily on their academy that Remedi and fellow graduate Emanuel Cecchini began to become regulars.
Cecchini left for Malaga a year ago but in his absence, Remedi became all the more influential and while Banfield’s qualification for the Copa Libertadores in 2017 resulted in a swift exit in the qualifying rounds, Remedi still impressed.
A bustling, ball winner, Remedi is quick in the tackle and an efficient passer at the base of the midfield, who has enough potential for Tata Martino to nurture and develop in Atlanta.
Remedi won’t be available to play for Atlanta United until the Secondary Transfer Window opens on July 10, but should be thrown straight into the action when it does.