Potential TFC target Gilberto takes in Raps game

Gilberto (No. 19) was at Tuesday night's Raptors game, sparking rumours he will join Toronto FC....

Gilberto (No. 19) was at Tuesday night's Raptors game, sparking rumours he will join Toronto FC. (REUTERS)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:02 AM ET

TORONTO - Toronto FC fans have seen the names.

And heard the rumours.

They “know” the targets, TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko told the Toronto Sun.

As Bez put it, it has been a matter of “hurry up and wait” for the Reds to land promised winter signings, high-priced players Toronto’s top brass claim will change the face of the franchise.

One of those faces attended Tuesday night’s Raptors game.

Gilberto Oliveira Souza Junior, a Brazilian striker linked to Toronto FC, was spotted courtside at the Air Canada Centre, apparently already enjoying the avails of being a Designated Player.

News of the 24-year-old attacker already being in the Big Smoke would seem to fall in line with what the Sun learned Sunday.


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