Yet another US international is headed to the Bundesliga according to reports from the Athletic, Sports Illustrated, the Neue Westfällische Zeitung, Fabrizio Romano and a host of others.
Atlanta United left-back George Bello is apparently on the verge of joining Bundesliga club DSC Arminia Bielefeld. A whole myriad of sources confirm that the six-times-capped USMNT defender is on his way to the Bundesrepublik for a medical.
As for the matters "finalization", reports vary on how much the East Westphalians are prepared to shell out for the 20-year-old. The DSC is said to be preparing to pay the MLS club a transfer fee between €600,000 and €2 million. The contract will obviously contain bonuses and resale payments for the stateside club.
Bello has a current estimated market value of €4 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. He has been a stater at ATL UTD for two full seasons. Bello might find playing time at the left-back position for Bielefeld, seeing as how Jacob Barrett Laursen has lost his starting position and both Lennart Czyborra and Andreas Andrade are due back to their parent clubs after loan deals expire at the conclusion of the season.
Source tells me George Bello and Atlanta United have agreed to terms with Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld, whose interest was first reported by @GrantWahl.— Joe Patrick (@japatrick200) January 30, 2022
He is currently on a plane to Germany to finalize paperwork. Bello has had positive talks with AB manager Frank Kramer.
USMNT left back George Bello has decided to join Arminia Bielefeld over Cercle Brugge. Atlanta United have accepted fresh proposal for $2m plus significant sell on (25%). 🇺🇸🇩🇪 #MLS #AtlantaUtd— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2022
Bello only wanted to join Arminia and the deal is now in place. pic.twitter.com/XmTBjaq4Xc