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Tigres and Chile international forward Eduardo Vargas is the club's latest target. According to Univision and ESPN reports, and confirmed by MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal, the Timbers have placed a bid around $10 million for the 29-year-old, but talks are still ongoing and no deal has been reached.
Gignac saying Vargas isn't going anywhere, but I'm told Portland are still trying to land him.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) February 13, 2019
Timbers initially wanted to go young with DP (Ponce, Quinones are both 21), but changed tack to 29 y/o Vargas due to pedigree, sense he'd maximize their window w/ Chara and Valeri.
Fellow Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac went to social media on Wednesday to say "NO SE VA" which translates to "he's not going" in reference to reports linking Vargas with a move to Portland.
¡Gignac para represéntate de Edu!— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) February 13, 2019
A pesar de que Vargas tiene una oferta del Portland, el francés la hizo de ‘Manager’ y subió esta foto para calmar a todos los aficionados de Tigres... ¿será? 👀 pic.twitter.com/4saPvrAoKG
Vargas has 27 goals in 92 appearances with Tigres since joining in 2017. He has spent time in Europe with Napoli, Hoffenheim, QPR and Valencia. With the Chilean national team, Vargas has 35 goals in 82 appearances.