The offseason is officially underway and staff turnover seems to be accelerating. On the same day the club traded Franco Escobar, a very credible rumor emerged that they are hoping to send Erik Lopez on loan for the 2022 season.
Everyone’s favorite superstar, South American rumored overlord Cesar Luis Merlo, reports that the young Paraguayan will be leaving Atlanta United this winter with loan options in Mexico and Argentina in search of the most likely results.
El delantero Erik López goes from Atlanta United.
* ️⃣El futbolista, 20 years old, has a great chance to get dirty in México o Argentina. pic.twitter.com/WZb32CUGN1
– César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) 12 December 2021
This potential move makes perfect sense as Lopez occupies one of the newly founded Young Money slots and obviously hasn’t adapted to the club enough to have the impact they were hoping for.
Unloading Lopez would give Atlanta United the chance to fill their spot with another young player from abroad who would cost a transfer fee.
Unfortunately for the 20-year-old, things haven’t worked out since signing for MLS. Hopefully a period of playing time at another club is what he needs to get back on track and realize his potential.