Colorado Rapids in a race against time to secure Rafael Navarro

Colorado Rapids move to secure Rafael Navarro, highlighting ambition and focus in attack
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids are taking proactive steps to avoid any unpleasant surprises in the transfer market. The team plans to purchase Brazilian forward Rafael Navarro outright. If it depends on the club that owns the player's economic rights, there will be no problem. Palmeiras will agree to the $4.5 million offer.

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For the deal to be finalized, Navarro still needs to agree on salary terms with the Rapids, who are eager to close the deal quickly since the player has attracted interest from other clubs in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and Europe. The current contract of the forward is valid until June 30.

Navarro has played 17 games in MLS, becoming an important piece for the Rapids' attack, with nine goals scored. Besides the goals, the number 9 creates chances in the final third, not staying fixed as a target man. He moves around the field, sometimes appearing as a second striker or midfielder. With a strong mentality, Navarro also knows when to hold the ball a bit longer, regardless of the pressure.

Currently in eighth place in the Western Conference with 22 points, the Colorado Rapids hope to secure the permanent signing of Rafael Navarro. The player, who is among the top 10 scorers in MLS this season, can continue helping the team climb the standings and achieve better results.

The permanent acquisition of Navarro would not only strengthen the Colorado Rapids' roster but also demonstrate the club's ambition to maintain a strong attacking line with a player who is already familiar with the MLS pace. Having a player with Navarro's ability and versatility is crucial for the team's progress, and securing his stay could provide the necessary boost for a season of achievements and progress.