For the better part of the fall, most fans of the Portland Timbers have been very aware of the contract negotiation saga between the Portland Timbers and their highest profile player, Diego Valeri.
Now, there appears to finally be a light at the end of the tunnel. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal is reporting that sides are close to a deal:
Sources: The Timbers and Diego Valeri are nearing a new deal to keep the club legend in Portland. Not clear if Fernandez’s exit changed calculus on DP/TAM. I’ve reported and Timbers publicly hinted a couple times since end of season that they didn’t plan to sign him as DP.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) November 19, 2019
According to Stejskal’s sources, the team and Valeri appear to be close to a new deal that would keep the Timbers legend in Portland. As the report states, it is unclear if the proposed deal keeps Valeri as a DP or a TAM player.