The New York Red Bulls are close to finalizing a deal for Venezuelan winger Jorge Rojas, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told SBI on Monday.
Various reports had a deal already being finalized between Rojas and the Red Bulls, but no deal has been completed yet.
If Rojas does reach a deal with the Red Bulls, he would not be able to join the team until July 15, when the MLS transfer window opened. MLS Communications confirmed on Monday that the MLS transfer window does not open until July 15.
Rojas, a Venezuelan national team veteran SBI first told you about in April, would give the Red Bulls some sorely needed attacking quality as well as versatility. A left winger by trade, Rojas can also play in an attacking midfield role, as well as left back if needed (though not likely at this point in his career).
Rojas, 31, is one of three players Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has targeted for the upcoming summer transfer window. Fellow Venezuelan Gabriel Cichero is another player with strong ties to the club. The Venezuelan national team defender could fulfill Osorio’s lengthy search for a left-footed central defender.
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