Report: Toronto FC agree to terms with CanMNT winger Issey Nakajima-Farran
Issey Nakajima-Farran has been training with Toronto FC for weeks, and now, according to TSN's Luke Wileman, the club has agreed to contract terms with the Canadian international as of Thursday morning.
Wileman cites sources who inform him that Nakajima-Farran will be added to TFC's roster as soon as final paperwork is completed and, with Jackson recently handed a one-game suspension, the winger could be inked in time to step straight into the lineup when the Reds visit Real Salt Lake on Saturday (9:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE, TSN2 in Canada).
Nakajima-Farran featured for Toronto in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic preseason tournament in Orlando, Fla., after arriving at TFC's training camp on trial in January.
A native of Calgary, the 29-year-old has played professionally on three continents prior to linking up with Toronto this year. After signing a pro deal with J-League team Albirex Niigata in 2003, he was sent to team affiliate Albirex Singapore, where he was named the S.League's Young Player of the Year in 2005.
He's also played in Denmark for Vejle, Nordsjaelland (where he was a teammate of Columbus Crew defender Michael Parkhurst), and Horsens, in Australia with the Brisbane Roar and in Cyprus.
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A Canadian international since 2006, Nakajima-Farran has amassed 30 caps and scored one goal for his country.
“This would be another nice little destination for me next,” Nakajima-Farran told reporters earlier this spring. “It's a great set of guys. I'm not too used to being on trial, but they don't make me feel like I'm on trial, I feel like part of the team already.”