Report: Brazilian national team goalkeeper Julio Cesar set for loan move to Toronto FC
Brazil national team goalkeeper Júlio César will spend the next few months preparing himself to take part in this summer's World Cup, and he might just be doing so at Toronto FC.
According to a report from Brazilian daily O Globo, Júlio César is set to join the revolution in Toronto by signing with the Reds on loan. The report states that the 34-year-old veteran – who is currently on the books of Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers – will arrive in Canada next Wednesday to finalize the details of his deal.
The Toronto Sun later confirmed the deal.
Toronto FC has not responded to MLSsoccer.com's request for comment on the report.
Júlio César has found himself out of favor at QPR, failing to make an appearance this season, but has still been assured a place on Brazil's World Cup roster this summer by national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Still, the former Inter Milan stalwart is apparently trying to give himself the best shot at starting in the tournament in his native land by making a move to a TFC side that has added Michael Bradley, Jermain Defoe and Gilberto as Designated Players this offseason.
Júlio César has 77 caps with Brazil and won the Confederations Cup with the Seleção in 2009 by defeating the US national team. Brazil is in Group A at this summer's World Cup along with Mexico, Cameroon and Croatia.