Lisandro Lopez would be key addition for United

The Argentinean striker may have been a direct request of new Manager Gabrielle Heinze
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Earlier this week reports began to surface both in Atlanta and out of Argentina that Atlanta United might be close to adding Argentinean striker Lisandro Lopez.

Lopez, who is a 37-year old striker, spent most of his time in Europe with major clubs like Lyon and Porto, and also made a number of appearances for the Argentinean National Team.

The reports have Lopez possibly signing a one-year deal. It's also assumed that new manager Gabrielle Heinze may have directly requested the addition of Lisandro Lopez.

Atlanta United analyst Jason Longshore takes a look at the reported addition of Lopez and why he'd be a very important piece for United in Heinze's first year.

"It's a huge deal if all the reports are accurate," says Longshore. "Lopez would be coming in at the senior minimum, wouldn't affect your salary cap, and for a guy who has been a captain and a symbol at Racing, to get somebody like that with a new manager it just helps everything move forward."

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