Atlanta United will see a change to their attacking depth as Marcelino Moreno has been acquired by Brazil’s Coritiba on mortgage. The information was first reported by Felipe Cárdenas of The Athletic, and Cortiba confirmed the information on its Twitter account:
Atlanta ⏩️⏩️ Curitiba!
Marcelino Moreno é a 5ª contratação do Coxa para a temporada 2023!!
— Coritiba (@Coritiba) January 4, 2023
Coritiba completed fifteenth place within the Brasileirão final season and narrowly escaped relegation. Now, they’re getting ready to kick off the 12 months within the Campeonato Paranense with their first group-stage match in opposition to Aruko Sports activities.
Frankly, this transfer Isn’t shocking within the slightest and it makes much more sense with the information of Tyler Wolff being recalled from his mortgage in Belgium. Moreno completed the 2022 marketing campaign on the bench and simply by no means actually appeared to click on into the system that Gonzalo Pineda was constructing. With the signing of Derrick Etienne Jr. and the depth supplied by each Edwin Mosquera and Wolff, the 5 Stripes have their left wing coated (barring any loopy harm spell… knock on wooden).
Only a trace of hypothesis, however the different place Moreno performed (and in my view, the one he performed finest) was the quantity 10. For the time being, Atlanta United solely has two true central attacking midfielders: Moreno and Thiago Almada. May Moreno’s mortgage transfer sign that Atlanta United just isn’t planning to promote Almada earlier than the summer season? Presumably. However that’s only a concept.
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