Ezequiel Barco is set to join River Plate on loan for one year.
Barco is returning back to Argentina, this time to River Plate as the 22 year old would join on a year long loan with an option to buy. According to Merlo, he will join River Plate after rejecting offers from both Flamengo and Inter in Brazil.
The Argentine joined Atlanta United back in 2018 from Independiente for a reported fee of $15 million. Since joining them, he has managed 17 goals and 17 assists in 81 regular season matches. Despite being linked a few times with a move to Europe, Barco is going to be managed by Marcelo Gallardo in Argentina.