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Toronto FC want Julian DeGuzman badly and is prepared to break the bank (of Montreal) to make it happen.
SBI correspondent and Canadian soccer expert Duane Rollins reported on his website, The 24th Minute, that TFC has made a seven-figure offer for the soon-to-be-former Deportivo La Coruna star. In an interview with the Canadian radio show It's Called Football, DeGuzman revealed that he is considering a large offer from Toronto, with Rollins reporting that the offer on the table would make him the second highest paid player in MLS.
Sources have told SBI that TFC has already begun shopping other players in order to make room under the cap in case DeGuzman does accept the offer, with Welsh midfielder Carl Robinson likely to be dealt to make way for the Canadian national team captain. The rapid rise of rookie midfielder Sam Cronin, and Amado Guevara's ability to play a deeper midfield role, would make Robinson expendable of DeGuzman were on board, and Robinson's salary slot would make squeezing a DeGuzman DP salary onto the salary cap that much easier.
What do you think of Toronto FC making such a strong push for DeGuzman? Think he could make TFC a title contender this season? Think Toronto would be crazy to spend so much money for a half-season of DeGuzman's services?
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Oh please Julian come back to Hannover 96!!!!
We need you, the MLS can wait!!!
Defensive Midfielder? maybe at the top level in Europe, has anyone been watching the Gold Cup? JDG has been a monster for Canada, he has completely dominated the last 2 games with offensive and defensive skill. He would easily be the best player in the MLS.