Toronto FC Officailly Sign Alejandro Pozuelo

Giancarlo Aulino
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Monday, March 4, 2019

After weeks of negotiations, Toronto FC announced that they've officially signed Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo from Belgian club KRC Genk. Pozuelo had spent five-season with Genk, where he totaled 25-goals and 60-assists in all competitions as well as serving as the team's captain.

Pozuelo will be Toronto's third designated player, which was a spot that was vacant when Sebastian Giovinco departed the club in favour of a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. Toronto FC were successful in their opening match against the Philadelphia Union this past weekend, so the adddition of Pozuelo along with the return of Jozy Altidore, who signed an extension last week, could help Toronto get back on track in MLS and hopefully challenge for the MLS Cup.

Pozuelo is Ali Curtis' first designated player signing as Toronto FC General Manager and he feels that Pozuelo will provide the team with a much-needed boost offensively. Curtis stated that 

'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'


It'll be interesting to see what impact Pozuelo has on this roster but one thing that's certain is that this club is better off now than they were a week ago, when they were eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League and had many unanswered questions surrounding the club. 


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