Paparatto joins Portland Timbers from Tigre

Norberto Paparatto has completed his move from Argentine club Tigre to Portland Timbers.

Norberto Paparatto has completed his move from Argentine club Tigre to Portland Timbers.

The 30-year old Argentine centre-back will be added to the Timbers' roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 visa.

Paparatto joins fellow countrymen Diego Valeri and Max Urruti as well as fellow new Argentine signing Gaston Fernandez at JELD-WEN Field.

“Norberto Paparatto brings leadership and experience, two characteristics that further strengthen the club,” said Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson in a prepared statement.

“He has a desire to play in MLS and Norberto’s ambitions as a player are in line with what we want to accomplish as a club. After several scouting trips and speaking to him at length, we are excited to have him on board with the Timbers.”

 
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