have signed Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo as their third Designated Player, the team Monday.
The club agreed to terms over an unspecified fee to acquire the 27-year-old from Belgian side. He will be added to TFC’s roster upon the completion of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Although financial terms were not revealed, it’sthat Toronto triggered the $10-million release clause in Pozuelo’s contract.
Pozuelo scored 25 goals and provided 60 assists in 175 appearances for Genk upon joining them from Rayo Vallecano in 2015. He was named captain shortly after his arrival and helped the club grab the top spot in the Jupiler Pro League and reach the knockout stage of Europa League this season.
“Alejandro is an excellent player that has the ability to both create and score goals,” TFC general manager Ali Curtis said. “He is the best player on the best team in Belgium’s top division. Obviously, and for so many reasons, we would like him to join us now, but we look forward to his arrival on March 18. We are very excited for the 2019 season and adding another important piece to a group that already has a lot of quality only makes us stronger.”
Toronto FC kicked off their season with a 3-1 away victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. The 2017 MLS Cup champions will host the New England Revolution at BMO Field on March 17.
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