Atlanta United teenager George Bello is in the midst of an impressive season as a starting left back, emerging as a legitimate U.S. Men’s National Team prospect, and clubs in Europe have taken notice of his development, which could lead to a transfer in the near future.
Galatasaray is among several European clubs wanting to acquire Bello, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. Clubs from England and Belgium are also in the mix for Bello’s services, while Galatasaray is interested in making a deal before its UEFA Champions League qualifying ties vs. PSV in mid-July, Fanatik reported Monday.
The 19-year-old left back has totaled 32 starts for the Five Stripes in all competitions, scoring one goal and registering two assists. Bello, a Douglasville, Georgia native, signed with Atlanta United as a Homegrown player prior to the the 2018 league season.
He made 19 appearances with one goal scored for Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship from 2018-20 before earning a starting position with the first team in 2020. Bello has made one cap for the USMNT to date and is also on the Concacaf Gold Cup provisional roster.