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Report: Marcelo Silva agrees to new RSL deal

The 30-year-old center back looks set to continue his RSL tenure.

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In what is a bit of news that we didn’t expect, Real Salt Lake have agreed a new deal with Marcelo Silva, with a report emerging from reliable source Sam Stejskal today.

As noted, Silva was withdrawn from eligibility in the second stage of the re-entry process.

His financial outlay had been significant, with a salary impact of nearly $800,000 — which, given his rotational spot on the squad. Presumably, this will decrease the cost associated with him, though one never knows with MLS.

Silva signed with Real Salt Lake in mid-2017, playing nine games. He has struggled with minor injuries through his time at RSL, and through his three seasons, he’s yet to crack the 1,600 minute mark.

With a coaching announcement taking place today, one wouldn’t be surprised if this news makes it to the public sphere soon. Until then, we’ll assume this is maybe — probably — a done deal, and the ink’s still drying.