Alejandro Pozuelo - Genk


Toronto FC have signed Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo from Belgian club KRC Genk, TFC announced Monday. He will join the club on March 18 and has been added to the roster as a Designated Player. 

Pozuelo had reportedly been a target for Toronto for some time, with the transfer saga playing out over the last month.

“Alejandro is an excellent player that has the ability to both create and score goals,” TFC general manager Ali Curtis said in a club statement. “He is the best player on the best team in Belgium’s top division. Obviously, and for so many reasons, we would like him to join us now, but we look forward to his arrival on March 18. We are very excited for the 2019 season and adding another important piece to a group that already has a lot of quality only makes us stronger.”

Pozuelo, 27, departs Genk after making 175 appearances, with 25 goals and 60 assists across all competitions. He was also the club's captain. The Spaniard has featured in the Premier League, with Swansea City, and La Liga, with Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano. 

Toronto FC won their opening MLS match, defeating the Philadelphia Union 3-1 this weekend. Their next match isn't until Saturday, March 17 against the New England Revolution