TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
Over Memorial Day weekend, Vargas said a move for the Ecuadorian forward to Liga MX could soon formulate. This would line up with previous reports out of Central and South America, which heavily linked the 27-year-old to Atletico San Luis, a club promoted to Liga MX for the 2019-20 season.
.@chalo_vargasr en @LaRadioRedonda 99.3 FM: "Estamos trabajando unas ofertas con Joao Plata. Estamos esperando que en los próximos días se pueda concretar un traspaso al fútbol mexicano". pic.twitter.com/bYdjWtP2eW— Sergio Basantes (@SBasantes11) May 27, 2019
This season, Plata has only found 64 minutes across six matches, a drastic drop-off from his previous six seasons with the Claret-and-Cobalt. Plata entered MLS in 2011 with Toronto FC, and has since featured in 200 regular-season games, totaling 48 goals and 48 assists.
The 5-foot-2 forward also has a goal and three assists across eight playoff matches, all with RSL. Plata has made five appearances for the Ecuador national team and scored twice.