With the MLS transfer window closing on August 8th, time is running out for Toronto FC to make more signings. While Jonas Elmer provides an upgrade at left back, fans will likely be disappointed if the club does not bring in anyone else.
The main name currently being linked to TFC is Maximiliano Urruti. The Argentinian is seen as the spark that could boost an attack, which has suffered inconsistencies and injuries throughout this season.
TFC were close to signing the 22-year old in the spring, before Newell’s Old Boys decided against selling him. However, this situation has now changed, with reports that Urruti has walked out on his current club, unhappy with his current wage and their unwillingness to transfer him.
What potentially helps Urruti’s position is that the rules apparently indicate players under the age of 23, are allowed to walk away from their contract in the final year. If true, it could be a case of the striker simply buying out the remainder of his contract.
If Urutti’s wages are the main issue, then Toronto FC are in a prime position to make an offer that would be hard to refuse. If he is brought in as a young DP, money is no issue for President and GM Kevin Payne.
The main obstacle facing Toronto FC, is that they are only one of many clubs that have been linked to Urruti recently. The situation should become clear soon, with the latest updates indicating TFC have made an offer and are expecting a decision within the next couple of days.
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