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:

 

 

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.