Yamil Asad could be returning to Major League Soccer but not on terms anyone of us would like. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Andy Greder, “many” MLS clubs are interested in bringing the former Atlanta United attacker back to the league with Minnesota United named specifically.
Wonder what Yamil Asad’s shelf life is now in Atlanta after that United confirms Ezequiel Barco’s record transfer. Sounds like many #MLS clubs — including #MNUFC — interested in complex acquisition of Asad.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) January 19, 2018
With Atlanta completing the signing of 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco to add to their attack, there doesn’t seem to be room for Asad to return. It’s not surprising that other MLS clubs would want him as he impressed everyone in his season on loan with the Five Stripes.
Who holds Asad’s rights is a mystery that even the league’s official website can’t solve. Would a team trying to bring him to MLS have to acquire his rights from Atlanta first or are they free to negotiate a deal with Velez Sarsfield themselves? That doesn’t seem to be known at this point.
This is sure to be a sore spot for some Atlanta United fans who have grown to adore Asad thanks to his contributions to the club. Do you think you could stand to see him playing for another MLS club?