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Timbers finalizing deal to bring Felipe Mora permanently to Portland

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Mora had seven goals and two assists in 19 appearances with Portland in 2020.

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According to Tom Bogert of MLSsoccer.com, the Portland Timbers are reportedly finalizing a deal to permanently bring striker Felipe Mora to Portland from Liga MX club Pumas UNAM.

The two sides had been working on a deal that brings Mora permanently to Portland after a successful loan spell with the Timbers ever since the offseason began this winter. Originally, there was a $4 million purchase option on Mora’s loan agreement, but the two sides have reportedly worked out a new number, with Pumas retaining a portion of Mora’s rights.

The move is one of many that the Timbers have made this offseason. So far they’ve traded Marco Farfan to LAFC and Julio Cascante to Austin FC and also signed Argentine left back Claudio Bravo. They also acquired $160,000 in General Allocation Money from New York City FC in exchange for an International Slot.

Mora had a stellar 2020 for Portland, earning seven goals and two assists over 19 appearances (13 starts). Bringing back Mora was a top priority for the Timbers, especially with Jaroslaw Niezgoda out with an ACL injury.

You can read the original report here.