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RUMOR: Timbers to acquire defender Pablo Bonilla

Could a young Venezuelan right back be in Portland’s future?

Bennett Dewan

Reports out of the Venezuelan press are that the Timbers are looking to sign 20-year-old Venezuelan right back, Pablo Bonilla. He has most recently played for Deportivo La Guaira in the Venezuelan Premier League. Rumors also have it that Croatian powerhouse Hajduk Split are interested in the youngster.

Here is the Google translation of the above tweet.

The lateral Pablo Bonilla will be new player of Portland Timbers in the MLS. It will be directed by Gio Savarese and will be a partner of Renzo Zambrano. Pablo played this tournament with Deportivo La Guaira, but he will no longer see action in the remainder of the tournament. Portland would make it official in a few months.

I’m assuming that Zambrano is mentioned here is because they are fellow countrymen. And make of it what you will as to what constitutes a “few months.”

Here are a couple YouTube highlight videos of our possible new defender. Always keep in mind that these are “best of”s, and should be taken with a grain of salt.