Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers in pole position to sign Abraham Bahachille

Chris Smith
Bahachille has already received senior call-ups for Venezuela at just 20 years old.
Bahachille has already received senior call-ups for Venezuela at just 20 years old. / FEDERICO PARRA/GettyImages
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The Portland Timbers are moving to complete the signing of Venezuelan midfielder Abraham Bahachille, 90min sources confirm.

The 20-year-old is a free agent after leaving Metropolitanos FC at the end of 2021. As reported by FUTVE English, Bahachille has been on trial with the Timbers and played 90 minutes at center-back in a recent 0-0 friendly draw against the Seattle Sounders.

Despite receiving offers from Europe, 90min can confirm the Timbers are now in pole position to complete the free transfer of Bahachille ahead of the 2022 MLS season.

Bahachille leaves Metropolitanos with 54 senior appearances for the club under his belt, scoring three goals and assisting another. During that time, he helped Los Violetas qualify for the Copa Sudamericana on two occasions.

A dominating physical presence and astute defender, he's also clean and calm with the ball at his feet and can operate at the base of midfield or at the heart of a three-man center-back system.

Bahachille remains uncapped at any level for Venezuela, but has been called up to the Under-20 level in the past, while he was selected as one of 15 emergency players for the senior team in June 2021 when La Vinotinto had to isolate due to two positive COVID-19 tests.

Also of Spanish descent, Bahachille holds an EU passport and is fluent in English.

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