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Volume 24 No. 219
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Reports: Atlanta United To Land Barco For MLS-Record Transfer Fee

Atlanta United and Argentinean club Independiente reportedly "have agreed to a transfer" of 18-year-old MF Ezequiel Barco. The reports out of South America have Atlanta United "breaking an MLS record by purchasing Barco" for $15M. Independiente would receive 30% of the proceeds should United "sell the player" by '19, and 10% "should he be sold" in '20. Atlanta United's purchase of MF Miguel Almirón from Argentinean club Lanus for $9.2M was the "previous league record for a player purchase" (MYAJC.com, 1/12).