UPDATE Monday, 5:32 pm ET: Minnesota United may soon have a new Designated Player.
According to Ives Galarcep of Goal.com, Minnesota have completed their deal for 18-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder Thomas Chacon.
I’m told Minnesota United has completed the transfer of 18-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder Thomas Chacon from Uruguayan club Danubio for a fee of $4 million, a fee that secures 70 percent of his rights for #MNUFC . Big move for the Loons. #MLS— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) August 5, 2019
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Sunday, 3:31 pm ET: A source close to the team has confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that 18-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Thomas Chacon is in discussions with Minnesota United to join the club.
Chacon would sign a young Designated Player contract and the team would make a move to acquire another international roster spot, the source revealed. The club would use allocation money to buy down the current DP contract of Angelo Rodriguez.
The Loons' interest was first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday. The team has until Friday to get the deal done within the current summer transfer window.
Chacon, who has played for Uruguay's U-17 and U-20 youth national teams, is currently with Danubio FC of Uruguay's Primera Division. While the article asserts that the front office is close to making the signing, a few other obstacles on the current roster remain.
The article notes that MNUFC have their seven international slots filled, and would need to make a trade to allow for the additional international signing. It also mentioned the need for the front office to buy down the contract of one of its three DPs, with Rodriguez the most likely candidate.