Atlanta United introduced as we speak that they’ve signed winger Saba Lobjanidze from Turkish facet Hatayspor as a Designated Participant. Whereas the 28-year-old will occupy a DP slot, it’s broadly anticipated that designation is only for wage cap causes and shall be freed up for subsequent season.
From Georgia to Georgia ✈️
Welcome to Atlanta, Saba ✍️
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 2, 2023
“Saba is a participant we had been talking with since early within the switch window and he continued to indicate his dedication and need to return to Atlanta all through the method,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra mentioned. “Saba brings worldwide high quality and expertise having performed in World Cup and UEFA Euro qualifying along with prime leagues in Europe. We look ahead to integrating him into the workforce as shortly as doable.”
Saba is a Georgia worldwide and has represented his nationwide workforce 32 occasions, scoring three objectives. He has spent the final six home league seasons between Denmark with Randers FC and Turkey with Hatayspor, Ankaragücü, and Karagümrük.
Atlanta United’s assault has been closely reliant on the manufacturing of its different two DPs, so Saba shall be tasked with making an affect alongside Thiago Almada and Giorgos Giakoumakis. Throughout his time within the Turkish prime flight, he has amassed 15 objectives and 23 assists. Alongside new addition Xande Silva, the 5 Stripes have made revamping their assault a precedence throughout the this switch window.