TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports
One year after holding midfielder David Guzman moved from Deportivo Saprissa to the Portland Timbers, it appears that another Costa Rican is headed to the Rose City to bolster the spine of PTFC’s lineup.
According to multiple media reports in both countries, Saprissa center back Julio Cascante is set to sign with Portland, departing the club along with playmaker Ulises Segura, who's reportedly on his way to D.C. United.
Ulises Segura jugará con el DC United y Julio Cascante con el Portland Timbers ¡Saprissa exporta dos jugadores más! pic.twitter.com/njsnBVUtUN— TDMás (@tdmas_cr) December 20, 2017
Can confirm reports coming out of Costa Rica that deals are done for MF Ulises Segura to DC United and DF Julio Cascante to Portland. Both from Saprissa.— Arch Bell (@ArchBell) December 20, 2017
The 24-year-old – who was linked to the Timbers earlier this year – has been a regular for El Monstruo Morado, and the club confirmed his departure for MLS with a congratulatory tweet from its official account on Wednesday:
Julio Cascante y @USeguraCR parten a la MLS, mientras que Anderson Leite regresa a su club en Brasil, del cual estaba a préstamo— Deportivo Saprissa (@SaprissaOficial) December 20, 2017
¡Les deseamos el mejor de los éxitos en sus futuros retos profesionales! pic.twitter.com/gkV9R7xUDQ
Timbers site Stumptown Footy has further details on the mooted move, including a rundown of the Costa Rican reporting on Cascante’s situation.