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.

America de Cali v Atletico Mineiro - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021

Rangers-linked winger Santiago Moreno is in “advanced” talks to exit America de Cali, according to his agent. (Photo by Ricardo Maldonado-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

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“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.”

Rangers have been extensively linked to the 21-year-old winger all pre-season with the links thought to have originated with Football Insider and the Telegraph.

America de Cali v Atletico Mineiro - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021

(Photo by Ricardo Maldonado-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

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