Toronto FC announced the signing of their newest designated player, Pablo Piatti. The Argentine joins Toronto from the Spanish side RCD Espanyol.

While most TFC fans were hoping for another striker to bolster the attack, Toronto President Bill Manning is confident in the club’s new signing. “We believe he’s the type of dynamic player who is going to enhance our attack and TFC fans are really going to enjoy watching him play,” Manning said after the news broke today.

What To Expect

The 30-year-old is a pacey winger who can provide service and creativity in attack. Though traditionally playing as a left winger, the ambipedal Argentine can play on either wing. This skill set perfectly suits TFC’s preferred 4-3-3 formation.

Piatti comes to Toronto after a 2019 marred by injuries. A serious knee injury and hamstring issues saw him sidelined for the better part of this and last season. But Piatti does bring a wealth of experience with him to TFC. Appearances in both the Champions and Europa Leagues as well as La Liga, add to his pedigree. Provided he stays healthy and fit, Piatti will make an instant impact at the club.

The newcomer will join the rest of the squad in pre-season training in Los Angeles once his transfer becomes official.