TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports
Getting word Canadian youth intl Gabriel Pellegrino (Toronto FC academy) has signed with Freiburg. Age 16, midfielder. He had also trained with Barcelona and Porto and received a TFC homegrown offer. #mls— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) August 14, 2020
Pellegrino isn't the only TFC youngster generating overseas interest.
According to another Friday report, this time from ESPN's Tom Hamilton, forward Jordan Perruzza is attracting European suitors, including Portsmouth, Brentford, Watford, QPR and Middlesbrough, in addition to clubs in Germany and Italy. Several English Premier League sides are also reportedly interested in the 19-year-old, but a move to the EPL would be complicated by quarantine rules requiring the player to spend multiple weeks in the country before he would be able to go on trial.
Perruzza, who holds an EU passport, has been productive with Toronto FC II in the USL Championship, with 17 goals in 28 games.