Cruz Azul Sign Giorgos Giakoumakis In €10m Transfer From Atlanta United

Written by Patrick Echatah

Giorgos Giakoumakis, an attacker, has been transferred from Atlanta United to Cruz Azul of Liga MX, the team announced on Sunday.

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Atlanta enters the summer transfer season (July 18 to August 14) when the Greek international leaves for an estimated $10 million, freeing up a space for a Designated Player.

In 43 games for Atlanta across all competitions, Giakoumakis, 29, recorded 24 goals and seven assists.

Giakoumakis first arrived in February 2023 from Scotland’s Celtic FC. Last season, he assisted in the replacement of club great Josef Martínez and won All-Star, Best XI, and Newcomer of the Year awards.

“We’re grateful for Giorgos’ contributions during his time at the club and we wish him the best moving forward,” Atlanta VP and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a release.

“This transfer illustrates the nature of operating in a global marketplace. With a lot of season left to play, we plan to strengthen the group during the upcoming Summer Transfer Window.”

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Brazilian winger Célio Pompeu has signed a new deal with St. Louis CITY SC, the team announced on Friday

With a club option for 2027, the 24-year-old Brazilian is now signed through the 2026 MLS season.

“We are proud to see Célio’s growth through our pipeline”, sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a press release. “He has grown as a professional, both on and off the field, and to reap the rewards with a new contract was something he worked really hard for. Celio continues to elevate his game each and every day and we hope that he doesn’t stop raising the bar.”

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