Toronto FC set to welcome Argentine midfielder Matias Laba

Matias Laba (right) is poised to join TFC. (REUTERS)

Matias Laba (right) is poised to join TFC. (REUTERS)

Kurtis Larson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:20 AM ET

TORONTO - Matias Laba arrives at Toronto FC on Friday highly touted and for a hefty toll, one that will see him shoulder a majority of the midfield burden among a host of players whose value doesn't approach what the Reds dished out for the club's new golden boy.

While Argentinos Juniors, Laba's former club, said Wednesday the deal will provide "a very beneficial cash income" for their club, in a deal first reported by the Toronto Sun three weeks ago, it appears that "income" is close to $1.3 million, according to one source.


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