Atlanta’s Giorgos Giakoumakis set for move to Cruz Azul, report says

Atlanta United forward Giorgos Giakoumakis, left, falls to the pitch as he goes for the ball against Inter Miami midfielder Tomás Aviles, right, during the second half of an MLS soccer match, May 29, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. [AP]

Atlanta United striker Giorgos Giakoumakis is set to move to Mexico's Cruz Azul on a $10 million transfer, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano and The Athletic.

The reports indicated that an agreement was reached but the deal was not finalized.

Giakoumakis, 29, is in his second season in Atlanta, having arrived on a $4 million-plus transfer after a two-season stint with Celtic of the Scottish Premiership. He has five goals and two assists through 11 matches (eight starts) for Atlanta United this year after logging 17 goals and three assists in 27 matches (21 starts) in 2023.

He came off the bench on Sunday in a defeat against Charlotte FC and didn't score for a seventh consecutive appearance. Afterward, he did not speak with the media, per The Athletic and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Giakoumakis played for multiple teams in his native...

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