Update (Wednesday, 2:24 pm ET)
Updating Tuesday’s report that Quintana is “close” to moving to MLS, Uruguayan outlet Mercado Uruguay tweeted on Wednesday that the New York Red Bulls have made an offer for the 21-year-old center back.
Original text (Tuesday, 5:35 pm ET)
TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
Another player could be making his way from Uruguay to MLS, according to a report.
Uruguayan journalist Wilson Mendez tweeted on Tuesday that 21-year-old center back Yeferson Quintana is “close” to moving to MLS from Peñarol.
El zaguero aurinegro Yeferson Quintana cerca de emigrar a la MLS, préstamo con opción económica importante y un porcentaje para Peñarol si se hace uso de la opción de parte de los norteamericanos pic.twitter.com/IJUtNDCMMQ— Wilson Méndez (@WilsonMendez86) January 2, 2018
Quintana made 22 appearances for Peñarol in 2017, scoring three goals and starting 17 times to help the club to the Uruguayan Primera title. He’s made 26 league appearances and played 29 times for the club in all competitions since turning pro in 2016. He doesn’t have any experience at any level for any of Uruguay’s national teams.