The Columbus Crew’s reported deal for Argentine left back Gino Padula is still in the works and has not been finalized.
According to Patrick McCabe, Padula’s U.S.-based agent, the Crew and Padula are still in negotiations. French publication L’Equipe reported on Friday that a deal had already been reached.
"Talks are ongoing and we hope to have a resolution this week," McCabe said.
Padula would become the Crew’s second Argentine acquisition this off-season after trading left back Tim Ward to Colorado for forward Nicolas Hernandez.