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Atalanta’s Luis Muriel confirms MLS switch to Orlando City

Atalanta striker Luis Muriel has announced his departure from Bergamo to embark on a new adventure in MLS with Orlando City.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday morning, Atalanta’s Luis Muriel bid an emotional farewell to the fans, teammates, and the club.

According to ESPN, he departed Italy on Monday evening to travel to Orlando and kick-start his new journey in MLS. This move follows USMNT U-23 star Duncan McGuire’s return to the Lions after a transfer to English side Blackburn Rovers fell through.

“I already wanted to thank you so much for the four and a half wonderful years that I lived in Bergamo… Bergamo will always remain in my heart, like a second home. Thank you for all the messages of affection these days, I hope you will follow me with sympathy also in my new adventure in Orlando.”

Muriel’s arrival marks the latest high-profile addition to an MLS club in South Florida. Alongside McGuire, who feels like a fresh signing for Lions fans, Inter Miami, the archrivals, have been busy in the transfer market.

They’ve secured the services of former Barcelona star Luis Suarez for their attacking lineup. Additionally, rumors suggest that Federico Redondo might be joining them in South Beach this week, just in time for the 2024 MLS campaign.

But the Lions will start their 2023 MLS campaign on Saturday, February 24, facing CF Montreal in an Eastern Conference showdown. However, their first competitive match of the season is against Cavalry FC in the Concacaf Champions Cup on February 21.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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