Toronto FC poised to add attacker Laba

Argentina's Matias Laba (right) is poised to join Toronto FC in the coming weeks, filling the...

Argentina's Matias Laba (right) is poised to join Toronto FC in the coming weeks, filling the team's ninth non-domestic spot. (REUTERS)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:22 PM ET

TORONTO - A deal to bring Argentine youth international Matias Laba to BMO Field is signed, sealed and all but delivered.

The Sun has learned that Laba, a 21-year-old central midfielder currently pulling strings for Argentinos Juniors of Buenos Aires, will join fellow countryman Maximiliano Urruti, of Argentina's Newell Old Boys, at Toronto FC in the coming weeks, bolstering a tepid TFC attack that’s struggled to find any real rhythm through the first month of the season.

A Sun source with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the Reds are set to pay a fee for Laba, cementing him into TFC’s roster for the foreseeable future.

Urruti, however, will be on loan at TFC with an option to purchase the 22-year-old forward.


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