MONTREAL – CF Montréal announced on Tuesday the acquisition of American central defender George Campbell from Atlanta United FC, in return for $400,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money and $200,000 in 2024 General Allocation Money, as well as up to $300,000 in conditional General Allocation Money. Atlanta will retain a percentage for a potential transfer of the player.
“We are very happy with George’s acquisition. He’s a player we tried to get in the past, but his club preferred not to let him go at the time,” said Vice President and Chief Sporting Officer, Olivier Renard. “He has the type of profile we particularly like; a young player who doesn’t take an international spot, and who we can support in his development. I am very confident that he has what it takes to strengthen our current defensive squad.”
In three seasons with Atlanta United, the 21-year-old defender played 36 regular season games, including 22 starts, for a total of 2,151 minutes of play.
On the international stage, he played two games with the United Stated U20 National Team, making his debut on September 5, 2019.
Transaction: CF Montréal acquires George Campbell from Atlanta United in return for $400,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money, $200,000 in 2024 General Allocation Money, and up to $300,000 in conditional General Allocation Money.
Position: Central defender
Weight: 185 lbs
Birthdate: June 22, 2001
Birthplace: Chester, PA, USA
Previous club: Atlanta United FC
Acquired: December 13, 2022