By KURTIS LARSON
Toronto FC announced the signing of Spanish striker Miguel Angel Ferrer Martinez to a contract that will run through the end of this season. As per league rules, details of the signing were not released.
Martinez (“Mista”) has played for Real Madrid, Valencia and most recently for Deportivo La Coruna, and he will be available for selection following the July 15 summer transfer window.
“He adds experience to our team,” Toronto FC general manager Mo Johnston said. “Mista is a different type of player from what we have and we’re excited to get him in the lineup.”
The 31-year-old has two caps for the Spanish senior national team and played alongside current TFC Designated Player Julian de Guzman at Deportivo La Coruna.
As a member of Valencia from 2001-2006, Mista made 142 appearances and scored 40 goals in all competitions for the Spanish side. He has competed in European cup competitions and won multiple Spanish league titles during his playing career.
As a youth, he competed for Spain at the U18 and U21 levels.
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