Report: Atlanta set to buy $7 million Paraguay international Romero

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Atlanta United looks set to add another dynamic attacker to its stable of promising players.

The MLS expansion side will add another Paraguayan international to its side, acquiring Oscar Romero as its third Designated Player. Romero would join Paraguay NT attacker Miguel Almiron and Argentine midfielder Hector Villalba as Atlanta DPs.

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Romero is an attacking midfielder who prefers the center of the park, and has two goals in 26 caps for Paraguay.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, the transfer fee is somewhere between $6-7 million with Racing Club de Avellaneda in Argentina.

Paraguayan journalist Andres Rolon was among those to first report the move, with the source saying Romero will be paid a salary in the neighborhood of $2 million per year.

Updating a potential Atlanta XI under Tata Martino after Tuesday’s Expansion Draft and assuming Romero signs, here’s what Atlanta could currently start (Atlanta has also been reported to sign Brad Guzan from Middlesbrough).


Bloom — Parkhurst — Loyd — Ambrose

Chris McCann — Kevin Kratz

Villalba — Romero — Almiron


Here’s Romero doing his thing.

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