Ahead of today’s big game against the New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC introduced new signing Matias Laba to the media at BMO Field. The deal was officially announced yesterday after weeks of speculation.
Laba has been signed for an undisclosed fee (believed to be around $1.5 million) from Argentinos Juniors as a young designated player, but says he doesn’t feel any extra pressure. He is considered one of the top young talents in Argentina and Toronto FC will be hoping his energy and leadership can inspire his new teammates.
Toronto FC TV ambushed Laba pretty much as soon as he landed at Pearson International Airport. As such, don’t judge the 21-year old too harshly on his responses:
Laba’s not kidding when he describes himself as a defensive midfielder! He’s yet to score a single goal in his senior career.
To be fair though, when he does finally break his duck, it’ll be one more professional goal than this writer will ever have.
Photo & video credits: @torontofc
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