Independiente's Ezequiel Barco plays down talk of Atlanta United transfer
Independiente midfielder Ezequiel Barco was coy about reports linking him with a $12 million move to MLS side Atlanta United.
Speaking after Independiente 1-1 draw at Flamengo on Wednesday, a result that earned the Argentine side a 3-2 aggregate win to lift the Copa Sudamericana, Barco did not clarify his future one way or the other.
Clarin says negotiations between the clubs began a month ago and that Barco played his last game for Independiente on Wednesday.
Asked about reports regarding a possible move to the MLS with Atlanta United, Barco told TyC Sports after Wednesdays’ game: “Right now I want to enjoy this very important moment and then we shall see.
“We are delighted with this great triumph and to be champions. I dedicate the goal to my grandfather who recently passed away.”
ESPN FC’s Adriana Garcia contributed to this report.
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