Report: Toronto FC willing to pay $15 million for River Plate striker Santos Borre

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Toronto FC have reportedly offered a $15 million, three-year contract for River Plate forward Santos Borre, based on the most recent from UOL Esporte, however they’re additionally reportedly going through stiff competition from Brazilian membership Palmeiras, the reigning Copa Libertadores champions.

Borre may prolong his stay with the Argentine Primera Division powerhouse membership, in fact, although the 25-year-old Colombian can also be reportedly eager on transferring to Europe.

It is not the primary time that Borre has been linked to Toronto FC, so there’s been smoke round a big-money move to the Reds. His River Plate contract is set to end in June 2021, too.

Ought to Borre come to Toronto, he’d bring an esteemed membership résumé that features a loan to Villarreal whereas he was on Atletico Madrid’s books. He turned professional at Deportivo Cali in his native Colombia and now has 46 goals in 127 matches throughout all competitions for Los Millonarios.

Borre, who has two caps with Colombia’s national team, would give Toronto one other big-name forward alongside Jozy Altidore. In addition they have one of many league’s brilliant young stars in Ayo Akinola, plus there’s attacking midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, the 2020 Landon Donovan MLS MVP.

Toronto, heading into their first year with head coach Chris Armas, have an open Designated Player spot. The opposite two are occupied Altidore and Pozuelo.

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