The Portland Timbers acquired Argentinian midfielder Tomas Conechny on loan from Superliga Argentina club San Lorenzo on Tuesday.
Conechny, 20, will join the Timbers for the remainder of the 2018 MLS season with a purchase option, pending a physical, upon receipt of his international transfer certificate and P1 visa.
Conechny will occupy an international slot on the Timbers roster.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Tomas Conechny to our group during this summer transfer window,” Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson said in a statement. “He is a player we have been following closely, and we believe he has a bright future ahead of him as a player who can play any of the attacking positions.
“We have been looking to add a young, talented and dynamic player and feel that, in Tomas, we have a player who can help contribute short-term, while also giving us a long-term solution in several positions. The opportunity to bring him to Portland was a unique one, and the fact he had already been watched live many times made this possible when we had to move quickly to acquire him.”
Conechny joined San Lorenzo in 2016 and has made 14 appearances with the club. Internationally, Conechny has earned 21 caps (14 starts) at the youth levels for Argentina.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to include Tomas Concechny at this juncture in the season,” Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese stated. “Tomas provides our club with another quality young player, and we look forward to working with him daily to maximize his development. He is a player who possesses very good attacking elements for his age, and we believe he has the tools to become a dangerous attacker in this league moving forward.”
The Timbers (8-3-6) are fourth in the Western Conference with 30 points.
—Field Level Media