Manchester United Reserves forward Febian Brandy is holding talks with Toronto FC and could soon be heading to BMO Field for a meet-and-greet, MLSsoccer.com has learned.
The out-of-contract 21-year old speedster has caught the attention of Reds coach Preki and assistant general manager Jim Brennan.
Brandy also has interest from the English Championship, but his agent says MLS is firmly in the running as the England youth international is open to move abroad.
"With Landon Donovan, David Beckham and the talk of Thierry Henry now this summer, along with the USA national team looking as strong as ever, the MLS looks an exciting place," Jamie Holsgrove told MLSsoccer.com.
"We've been in constant dialogue with Toronto over the summer. Both Jim and the manager have shown a strong interest, so Febian is keen to meet with them and have a closer look sometime next week."
"We agreed an overseas move would suit his game," added Holsgrove. "Negotiations are ongoing with clubs at the moment including Cyprus, Greece and Spain. We hope to make a final decision before the [MLS] transfer window opens on the 15th July."
Before leaving when his deal expired last week, Brendy had been on the Manchester United books since the age of 9. He never made a first-team appearance with the Red Devils, but he netted eight goals in 55 games on loan to Gillingham, Hereford United and Swansea City.
In other Toronto FC summer shopping news, MLSsoccer.com has also learned that the club has also made contact with Dundee United left winger Jennison Myrie-Williams.
The 22-year old, who scored twice in 24 matches for the Terrors last season, would also be available to TFC on a free transfer.