While Gonzalo Martínez focuses on recovering from the hamstring injury that ruled him out of Argentina’s latest squad and River Plate’s forthcoming Copa Libertadores semi final, Atlanta United have reportedly all but sealed a €15 million move for the highly rated forward.
Talk of the ambitious MLS club matching Martínez’s release clause has been abound for weeks but according to several reports in Argentina that agreement has now been reached after meeting with the player’s agent.
River will of course be disappointed to be losing a player who has grown into a vital part of Marcelo Gallardo’s side and an Argentina international since joining in 2015 for what is a relatively small sum. However, having come close to leaving one year ago and remaining at the Monumental, the 25-year-old opted not to sign a new deal and his €15 million release clause was always going to make Martínez a target.
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