Argentine midfielder Santiago Sosa, from River Plate, is officially a new Atlanta United player, the team that plays in the United States Professional Soccer League (MLS) reported this Friday.
Sosa, 21, is a product of the famous River Plate academy and has played for the Argentine youth team, including four appearances at the 2019 U-20 World Cup.
The midfielder has made 21 appearances for the River Plate first team.
“Santiago is a midfielder who understands and reads the game exceptionally well for someone his age,” declared Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra in an official statement.
The Atlanta United manager also highlights that Sosa had the merit of breaking through in the River Plate first team and competing in numerous important matches in both the Copa Libertadores and the Diego Maradona Cup, in addition to his presence with the U20 team. from Argentina.
Sosa is the latest high-profile Latin American talent to join Atlanta United from Argentine soccer.
Before they did the Paraguayan Miguel Almirón, now in English football with Newcastle United; and the Argentines Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martínez, who went to soccer from Saudi Arabia.
Sosa is expected to fill the position of defensive midfielder under the direction of Argentine coach Gabriel Heinze, who comes to the Atlanta team this season after coaching in his country in recent years so he knows his career.
Sosa is the second addition that Atlanta United has obtained from Argentina in recent months, since in the winter they signed forward Lisandro López, from Racing Club.
Also within the team are his compatriots Barco, Franco Escobar, Fernando Meza, Marcelino Moreno and Eric Remedi, in addition to the Venezuelan Josef Martínez, the Mexican Jürgen Damm, the Paraguayan Erik López and the Brazilian Matheus Rossetto.