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Atlanta United agrees MLS-record deal for Ezequiel Barco - sources

Atlanta United agrees MLS-record deal for Ezequiel Barco - sources
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

Independiente has reached an agreement in principle to send 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco to Major League Soccer side Atlanta United, sources have told ESPN Argentina's Alejandro Ruzal.

The Argentine club has agreed to sell the budding star for a $15 million plus 30 percent of any future transfer before December of 2019, according to sources, which would be an MLS record.

It would smash the $10 million fee that Toronto FC paid Roma for Michael Bradley in 2013. Only a year ago, Atlanta also spent $8.5 million to acquire Miguel Almiron from Lanus.

The fee would also be the second-largest transfer fee for Independiente after the deal that sent Sergio Aguero to Atletico Madrid in 2006.

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