Atlanta United FC agree Araujo terms

May 19th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Atlanta United FC has agreed terms with Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo to transfer midfielder Luiz Araujo, the MLS club announced.

According to ESPN, Araujo would move to the Brazilian giants for a fee of $10m.

Araujo will remain with Atlanta through June 24. Brazil’s summer transfer window opens on July 3.

Araujo, 26, will depart Atlanta having been something of a disappointment. He arrived in the summer of 2021 with high hopes after spending parts of five seasons with Ligue 1 side Lille after Atlanta spent a reported $11.8m to acquire the Brazilian.

Araujo scored 13 goals in 60 league and cup appearances for Atlanta, but his xG during that period was 16.34. Araujo also had difficulty finding the target on shots, especially in 2022 when he took 98 shots but only 33.7 percent of those were on goal well below his peers who took at least 80 shots that season.

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