Maximiliano Urruti playing for TFC almost a reality

Maximiliano Urruti could suit up for Toronto FC on Saturday in Columbus. (Kurtis Larson/photo)

Maximiliano Urruti could suit up for Toronto FC on Saturday in Columbus. (Kurtis Larson/photo)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET

 Maximiliano Urruti missed a sitter in training.

From five metres, Toronto FC’s long-term target, who trained with the Reds for the first time Wednesday, smacked a close-range effort off the crossbar.

The aforementioned sequence led some — namely myself — to joke that the 22-year-old Argentine will almost certainly be a bust.

An over-analyzation? Yes. Bad humour? Absolutely.

But likely not far off from how fans will react if Toronto’s long-time target fails to live up to billing from the outset.

Although he’s expected to travel to Columbus on Saturday, the only thing currently holding up the deal becoming official is an outside entity, according to TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen.

“His club’s (Old Boys) going through some issues, some legal issues,” Nelsen said.

 


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