CF Montréal purchase midfielder Joaquin Torres on loan from Newell’s Old Boys

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

CF Montréal have acquired Argentine midfielder Joaquin Torres on loan from Newell’s Old Boys for the 2021 season with a purchase order possibility, the membership introduced Thursday. The deal might be confirmed upon a medical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificates (ITC).

“We’re happy to welcome Joaquin amongst us,” sporting director Olivier Renard said in a launch. “He’s a winger who may play as an attacking midfielder, who will bring his creativity to our recreation. He likes to play vertically and pierce defensive strains by his one-on-one qualities.”

Torres, 24, has been with Newell’s Old Boys since 2010, becoming a member of their first team in 2015. He scored twice in 27 video games through the 2017-18 season, then spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Greek membership Volos FC. Whereas in Greece’s first division, he scored 5 goals in 24 video games.

By signing Torres, Montréal continue a busy offseason that’s seen them purchase midfielder Djorde Mihailovic and defenders Kamal Miller and Kiki Struna by way of trades inside MLS. They’ve additionally gone international, bringing in Nigeria youth international forward Sunusi Ibrahim and Norway international forward Bjorn Johnsen.

Montreal are getting into their second season with head coach Thierry Henry on the helm. They have been the Japanese Conference’s No. 9 seed within the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, although fell within the Play-In Round against the New England Revolution.

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