Juan Jose Sanchez Purata became a new player for Atlanta United, coming from Tigres de la UANL, and will become the second Mexican in the squad led by Gonzalo Pineda after the assignment they got from Raúl Gudiño.
Through a statement, the MLS team confirmed the loan of the 24-year-old defender until the end of the 2022 season, with an option to extend the transfer to 2023 and a purchase option.
“Given our current situation, we feel the need to bring in a center back, and we have brought in a very talented one who has a very high ceiling,” Carlos Bocanegra said.
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The Vice President and Sporting Director of Atlanta United welcomed the negotiation: “An opportunity arose to sign him on loan, and we are happy to add him to the team. So when it’s available, we’re looking forward to having it compete immediately.”
The potosino defender He is a graduate of the basic forces of Tigres, a team he joined in 2015 and which made him debut on August 31, 2017 against Cruz Azul in the Copa MX. In the league, he saw his first minutes on September 24, 2018 against Monterrey, within the ‘Clásico Regio’.
With the team from San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, he played 34 games (26 in Liga MX), and was part of the 2018 Champions Cup, 2019 Clausura and 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League titles.
For this Opening 2022, Juan José Sánchez Purata was no longer part of Miguel Herrera’s plansso they decided to give him up to look for minutes and activity in the MLS.
The 24-year-old defender will affix his signature with Atlanta United when he receives the International Transfer Certificate (ITC), and P-1 Visa, where he will occupy a foreign position and is expected to be available when the second transfer window opens, the next July 7.
The ensemble directed by Gonzalo Pineda It is in ninth position in the MLS Western Conference with 19 points, eight units behind the leader, New York City FC.
Profile of Juan Jose Purata:
Height: 1.88 metros
Date of Birth: January 9, 1998 (age: 24)
Place of birth: San Luis Potosi, Mexico