The young Banfield enganche will go on loan to Atlanta for six months to get some playing time on his belt.
Jonathan Requena, 19 years old, will be playing this season for Villa Crespo’s Atlanta as the last signing of the transfer window to fulfill Anibal Biggeri’s last request: an enganche to play in the middle and spearhead the attack of a 4-2-3-1 wish-for formation along with the likes of Cardozo and Tolosa for the three attacking midfielders.
The enganche has only played for Banfield since his debut with Matías Almeyda back in 2014, having played for 38 games in total in the last two years, and scoring two goals.
Requena is the last player in a string of signings that involved a full renewal of the roster except for two players (Díaz Villán, still injured, and Mauro Dobler) with names such as Marrone, Olego, Lopez, Cardozo, Verino, Alonso, Losada, Tolosa, Otermin and others, and the first Atlanta team in years to feature such an amount of back up players from the Atlanta youth teams (Ledesma, Gimenez, Cequeira, Esmail, Bacher, Guglielmo, Del Rio and Grinbaum amongst others)
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