Sources: Timbers set to sign designated player Jonathan Rodríguez from América

The Portland Timbers reached an agreement with Club América to acquire Uruguay forward Jonathan Rodríguez, sources told ESPN Mexico.

Rodríguez trained with América’s U-23 squad on Monday while finalizing a four-year designated player deal with the Timbers. He is expected to travel to Portland later this week.

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According to sources, the clubs have had an agreement in place for a $6 million transfer fee for the Uruguayan striker since last Friday.

Rodríguez did not travel with the team to Guadalajara last week for the 3-0 victory over Chivas in the National Clasico — part of the Concacaf Champions Cup — and was not at América’s victory over Tigres UANL last Sunday.

The 30-year-old striker has been productive for América this season, scoring nine goals and adding three assists across all competitions. Before signing with ‘Aguilas‘, Rodríguez had previously played in Liga MX for Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul.

In 2022, Rodríguez moved to the Saudi Pro League to play with Al Nassr where he appeared in eight games and scored one goal in six months, before returning to Mexico.

Rodríguez, who debuted with the Uruguay national team in 2014, earned a call-up for his national team under manager Marcelo Bielsa in 2023 after a two year absence that included the 2022 World Cup.