The Portland Timbers are interested in Claude Dielna, according to multiple sources.
First reported by Paul Tenorio of the Athletic, MLSSoccer.com writer Sam Stejskal added that the New England Revolution would receive $100,000 in General Allocation Money if the deal is finalized. Tenorio stated that Dielna would have a one-year contract in the Rose City.
Dielna signed with the Revolution during the second half of the 2017 season. He was the starting center back at the beginning of 2018, donning the captain’s armband for new head coach Brad Friedel. After a string of poor performances, he was moved to left back. He later failed to even make the game-day 18.
During the last media availability of 2018, Dielna confirmed that he wouldn’t return to the Revolution, though he didn’t know his next destination. At one point there were whispers that he could join a La Liga team.
Dielna was a Designated Player while with the Revolution. He’s not expected to hold that distinction with the Timbers.