Pity Martinez completes move from Atlanta United to Al-Nassr FC

Pity Martinez, one of the most publicized signings in MLS history, is leaving Atlanta United after less than 20 months.

Atlanta United confirmed the Argentine's transfer to Al-Nassr FC of the Saudi Pro League.

Martinez, 27, arrived in January 2019 as El Rey de America, the 2018 Player of the Year in the Americas, after helping River Plate win the Libertadores Cup.

The Argentine started slowly under new head coach Frank de Boer, and finished with five goals and nine assists in 32 games in 2019. But he helped the Five Stripes win the 2019 U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup and reach the Eastern Conference final.

Martinez had two goals and two assists in seven games in 2020 for Atlanta United, which sits in 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-4-2 record.

Atlanta United paid a reported $14 million for Martinez, so the reported fee of $18 million it will get from Al-Nassr FC will leave the MLS club with a profit, quite an accomplishment considering the current uncertainty in the international transfer market.

1 comment about "Pity Martinez completes move from Atlanta United to Al-Nassr FC".
  1. frank schoon, September 8, 2020 at 9:55 a.m.

    It is a "pity' that this player only 27 years old supposedly a 'talent' called ' Player of the year in the Americas"ends up in Saudi Arabia. Players that go to that part of the world to play are usually the older types that want to pick up a few extra dollars before retiring.

    It looks like Frank de Boer was right in judging the limitations of Pity's talent. De Boer has seen enough of so-called talent  coming to Ajax that just didn't pan out and are now playing amateur ball in Amsterdam ,somewhere...

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications