Urruti reportedly en route to Toronto to join Reds

Newell's Old Boys forward Maximiliano Urruti (right) has been involved in a lengthy transfer saga...

Newell's Old Boys forward Maximiliano Urruti (right) has been involved in a lengthy transfer saga with Toronto FC. (AFP)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:02 PM ET

Toronto FC was supposed to sign him in April.

Then, at the start of summer, TFC president and general manager Kevin Payne mentioned Newell’s Old Boys striker Maximiliano Urruti again.

“We expect to be able to add Urruti, but under a different designation,” Payne told the Sun in June.

August arrived, still nothing. No big signings. No Urruti.

Suddenly, TFC’s very open commentary regarding its 22-year-old Argentine target dried up.

“(We’re) not going to comment on him,” Payne said of Urruti late last week.

South American reporters, however, still were — and continued to this week.

Multiple reports Monday stated Urruti is set to ink a two-and-a-half-year deal at TFC as early as Tuesday.

Toronto FC didn’t immediately respond to requests with regards to Urruti.


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