After signing one marquee international player earlier this week, Atlanta United FC could be poised to add another attacking player to their fold.
League sources tell Metro that Montreal Impact forward Romario Williams is on the verge of a deal that would send him to Atlanta. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Williams was going to be exchanged for allocation money. Atlanta is an expansion club ready to enter MLS in 2017. Earlier this week, they announced the signing of their first Designated Player, Miguel Almiron, a midfielder on Paraguay’s national team.
In Williams, Atlanta is getting a young, exciting forward. While he has only a couple of appearances with Montreal, his loan spell this season with Charleston Battery of the USL resulted in double-digit goals as he showed flashes of the form that made him the third overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
Two years ago, Williams was coming off a sensational collegiate career at Central Florida. This past November, he made his international debut for Jamaica.