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Orlando nears loan deal with Queretaro for Luis Gil - sources

Luis Gil
Luis Gil has made two appearances with the U.S. national team.

The loan deal to bring Queretaro midfielder Luis Gil to MLS side Orlando City is nearing completion, multiple sources have told ESPN FC.

ESPN's Julie Stewart-Binks first reported the potential move on March 27, only for MLSSoccer.com to report that a snag over the financial terms had occurred, casting doubt over whether the deal would be finalized.

But the two sides have been able to agree on the terms, with one source indicating that Gil, 23, has made arrangement to fly to Orlando on Wednesday.

Sources also confirmed to ESPN FC that Orlando is poised to send $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to Real Salt Lake for 2018 in exchange for Gil's rights, as first reported by MLSSoccer.com. RSL will receive another $50,000 in 2018 TAM if Orlando signs Gil permanently.

The proposed move will see Gil reunited with Orlando manager Jason Kreis, who coached Gil at Real Salt Lake when the club signed the midfielder as a 16-year-old back in 2010.

Gil spent six seasons with RSL, scoring 11 goals and adding nine assists in 158 league, cup and playoff appearances. Following the 2015 campaign, he moved to Queretaro, but he has found playing time difficult to come by, failing to score in 14 league and cup appearances.

Gil has represented the U.S. at youth level, including the U17s, U20s, and U23s. He has made two appearances for the U.S. national team.

Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreyCarlisle.

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