The Seattle Sounders' first big signing of the offseason is nearing completion with Pedro de la Vega reportedly approving of the move, which should be finalized within the next couple of weeks, according to a report out of Argentina. Sounder at Heart has previously confirmed that the Sounders are deep in negotiations and Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer recently sung the midfielder's praise during an interview on KJR.
The 22-year-old recently concluded a reasonably productive season at Argentina's Lanús, in which he had six goals and seven assists in about 3,000 minutes across all competitions. Lanús finished the most recent campaign in fourth. He is also in contention to make Argentina's Olympic team.
This was de la Vega's first full season back from tearing his ACL in February 2022, which effectively cost him an entire season. Prior to that, he had been considered one of Argentina's brighter prospects and once had an estimated market value of over $10 million. As it is, the Sounders will still likely need to break their transfer record to bring him in. Combined with his salary, he would count as a Young DP.