The agent of Rangers-linked America de Cali winger Santiago Moreno has confirmed that a deal to take the Colombian to the MLS is at an “advanced” stage.
However, Romario Castrillón has revealed that there are several options on the table in the States, even if Portland Timbers remains the likeliest destination.
Speaking as reports surrounding the move ramp up this week, the player’s agent went into greater detail regarding Moreno’s future.
“Right now we are on the subject of part and part documentation. The operation has not yet been closed, it is advanced, yes,” explains Castrillón [El Pais].
“We have already reached some agreements and we are continuing to work on the other details.
“We will not have a clear date until the clubs make everything official.
“There are other possibilities on the table, but the one we are working on at the moment and the closest to occur is Portland (Atlanta United have also been linked).
“Santiago is training with a special plan while he solves his situation, but all reviewed and endorsed by the coaching staff.
“He has not stopped training because at this time he is still a player for América de Cali.”
But earlier in July, the Athletic claimed that the Gers would not be moving for the player.
This was despite the outlet’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell claiming that the club had been exploring options in Colombia over the last 18 months with Moreno available for £2m.
The comments of the player’s agent also come after the America de Cali manager Juan Carlos Osorio confirmed the player had been dropped amid interest from the MLS.