Teenager Dion Pereira has left Watford to join Major League Soccer champions Atlanta United, subject to being granted a visa. The 19-year-old midfielder has been a regular for the Hornets’ Under-23 team for the past three years, making 49 appearances and scoring 14 goals.
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Pereira made his first-team debut last May, coming off the bench in the Premier League games against Leicester and Manchester City. “We’re pleased to welcome Pereira to the club and look forward to him joining the squad as we head into the 2019 season,” Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said. “We identified him as a young, technical player who we believe will adapt well to Atlanta United and MLS.”