This rumor didn’t take long to start more fully germinating: Jefferson Savarino has confirmed that he’s set to join Real Salt Lake and that he’s in the middle of the visa process.
The news came from Venezuelan outlet Conexión Goleadora, who tweeted quotes from an on-air interview with the 20-year-old winger. Only last night, rumors started appearing on Twitter that Savarino was linked with two MLS clubs, Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City.
We’ve reached out to RSL Communications for comment, but as usual, this is not the sort of thing they’d comment on until a deal was finished. However, if this is really in the visa process, we have plenty of reasons to think this one’s far along right now.
Time will tell how this one shakes out, but it’s sure looking a lot closer to being done than last night — especially with multiple outlets from Venezuela reporting the move.