Rumors have percolated for several days that the San Jose Earthquakes could be trying to acquire midfielder Eric Remedi, and a credible report from Friday indicates a deal is on.
Remedi is close to joining the Quakes from Atlanta United in a trade, reported The Athletic’s Felipe Cárdenas on Friday.
Sources: Atlanta United and the @SJEarthquakes are close to finalizing a trade for defensive midfielder Eric Remedi. The two sides remain in discussions, but Remedi is staying in MLS.— Felipe Cárdenas (@FelipeCar) February 12, 2021
Remedi made his professional debut at Banfield in 2015 under Matías Almeyda. https://t.co/jdOt6iSBWF
Remedi, 25, joined Atlanta United midway through the 2018 season, helping them win MLS Cup that year. After starting a majority of league games in 2019, he became a part-time starter in 2020.
He’s a holding midfielder, not really someone who will get in the attack but rather will do the dirty work in the middle of the field. In all likelihood, he’d serve as an insurance policy for Judson in case the Brazilian got hurt, and a rotational option overall.
Remedi hails from Argentina, and has a prior relationship with Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda, playing for the manager at Banfield, Almeyda giving him his pro debut in 2015.
It’s unclear what San Jose will give up to get Remedi, especially since the club has hardly traded for players in MLS since Jesse Fioranelli has been general manager, but if they get a deal done, one good thing is that the player has his green card and will therefore not require an international slot.
The Earthquakes have not responded to a request for comment from Center Line Soccer on the reports linking them to Remedi as of the publication of this story.
Cárdenas’ report indicates both that the deal isn’t yet done but that it’s pretty much there, and given his links to Atlanta United, I think it’s pretty likely to get done. We’ll keep you posted on updates as we learn them.
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