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LAFC sign Uruguay's Rodriguez, deal Ramirez

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LAFC have signed Uruguay youngster Brian Rodriguez as a Young Designated Player, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old joins LAFC after rising through the ranks of Uruguayan club Penarol.

Reports had put Rodriguez's transfer fee at $11.5 million, but a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN FC that the transfer fee was "closer to $8 million."

"Brian is an exciting and dynamic player who is one of the top talents in South America," LAFC executive vice president and general manager...

Sources: LAFC nearing deal for Penarol's Rodriguez

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LAFC is closing in on the signing of Penarol midfielder Brian Rodriguez, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Reports in South America suggest that Penarol would not let Rodriguez go for less than $11.5 million, though it remains to be seen if the final number will be that high if and when the deal gets finalized.

As a mid-season Young Designated Player acquisition, Rodriguez's cap hit would be $150,000.

One source told ESPN FC that LAFC EVP of Soccer Operations John Thorrington is on his way back...


Penarol center-back Yeferson Quintana joins San Jose on loan

Yeferson Quintana
Yeferson Quintana, left, has joined the San Jose Earthquakes from Uruguay's Penarol.

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Penarol's Yeferson Quintana on a year-long loan with an option to buy.

The 21-year-old center-back made 29 appearances across all competitions for the Carboneros last season, scoring three goals.

"Yeferson fits the profile of the player we wanted to add at this position," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli.

"His arrival will also give us different options as to how our defense will line up next season. Yeferson has a strong presence in both phases...

Los Angeles FC close in on Penarol striker Diego Rossi - sources

Diego Rossi
Diego Rossi, 19, is rumoured to be on the brink of signing for Los Angeles FC.

Los Angeles FC is on the verge of signing Penarol striker Diego Rossi Marachlian, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Uruguayan outlet Referi was the first to report the news.

A source cautioned that a contract has not been signed as of yet, but that LAFC had agreed to pay a transfer fee of around $3 million in order to acquire the Uruguayan youth international.

The source indicated that LAFC executive vice president of soccer operations and general manager John Thorrington had recently traveled...


Guillermo Varela leaves Manchester United for Penarol return

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Manchester United have confirmed that defender Guillermo Varela has re-joined former club Penarol.

Varela, 24, joined United from Penarol in 2013 on a five-year contract during David Moyes' reign but has now been allowed to return to the Uruguayan club.

A statement on United's Twitter account read: ".@Guille_Varela4 has left #MUFC to rejoin Penarol. All the best for the future, Guillermo!"

Varela had limited impact at Old Trafford. After a loan spell at Real Madrid Castilla in 2014-15, he made...