Pedro Morales, Malaga to Vancouver Whitecaps

Report: Vancouver Whitecaps set to sign Chilean attacking midfielder Pedro Morales from Malaga

The 2014 MLS season is only days away, but that may not stop the Vancouver Whitecaps from further bolstering their attack.

Attacking midfielder Pedro Morales has agreed by mutual consent to terminate his contract with La Liga outfit Málaga in order to clear a path to Vancouver, according to a report out of Spain.

The Vancouver Province also reported the news on Friday and added that the 28-year-old Chilean will join the club as a Designated Player, joining forward Kenny Miller and recently acquired midfielder Matias Laba to fill out the team's three slots.

If true, the 28-year-old Chilean would join the Whitecaps after making just eight starts and scoring one goal in 25 league games during a disappointing debut season for Málaga, who are just three points clear of the relegation zone in Spain's top flight.

Morales has previously played for Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and Universidad de Chile and Huachipato in his native country. He also has 11 caps and 3 goals for the Chilean national team since debuting 2008.

The Whitecaps declined to comment when reached by on Friday, with a club spokesperson saying, "If there is something to announce, we will announce it."
When asked about the report prior to Vancouver's Friday training session, head coah Carl Robinson said, "We’re going to get linked to good players because we’re a good club. We’re delighted to get linked to any players around we will fill in more information as we get it."
Vancouver open their 2014 campaign when they host the New York Red Bulls on March 8. They face the host Portland Timbers in the Rose City Invitational on Saturday in their final preseason game.

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