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Tata Martino addresses interest in Josef Martinez from Mexico's Club America

Jarrett Smith
June 20, 2018 - 11:42 pm

After Atlanta United's 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire in the Round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup Manager Tata Martino was asked about rumors of Club America's interest in striker Josef Martinez.  

(All translations courtesy of Ximena Diaz)

"There are no words to describe the significance of Club America and the grandness of that club."

"But I also think about the significance of Atlanta. Atlanta isn't a club that needs money. Atlanta doesn't need to sell"

"The president recently said (that) Miguel (Almiron) won't leave in the short term" 

"I'm not saying that they will never leave, but at least in our current position this year it's not likely. We'll wait until the end of the year to see any type of movement or changes to our roster."

"I honestly don't believe we will be down a man in the short term."

"And I think it's great that clubs like America seek out our players." 

"That means Josef and the team are doing well and is a testament to this club. This is what Atlanta United wants."


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