When Pity Martinez arrived in Atlanta, it was hailed as a coup. He was supposed to arrive in Atlanta with the style and quality of player required to fill the shoes of Miguel Almiron.
Pity was coming off winning the South American Player of the Year Award with River Plate and seemed poised to break out with the Argentinean National Team as well.
Unfortunately for Atlanta United and Pity Martinez, things didn't quite work out. Pity never seemed to find himself with United, tallying just 11 goals in 47 games.
As part of The Morning Menu, John and Hugh were asked if they viewed Pity Martinez's time with Atlanta United as a failure.
"The expectations were very high, South American Player of the Year, and you thought when Miguel (Almiron) was gone he was going to be the guy to come in and you weren't going to miss a beat," says Hugh Douglas. "I think he's a good player, but it's one of those things where it just wasn't a good fit for him here in Atlanta."
Pity Martinez will still have to pass a physical before the transfer to Al-Nassr can become complete. Pity joined Atlanta United for $15 Million from River Plate and is being transferred to the Saudi Arabian side for a reported $18 Million.