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Toronto FC reportedly linked with Colombian international forward at River Plate


Toronto FC are being linked to River Plate forward Santos Borre, but they’re not alone.

The 25-year-old Colombian international is reportedly the main target for Brazilian powerhouse Palmeiras, with Toronto FC also expressing interest, according to reporter Bruno Andrade.

On the surface, it wouldn’t seem likely that Toronto FC would be shopping for a high-profile forward with Jozy Altidore (a Designated Player) and Ayo Akinola leading the attack. But Altidore had been linked with a move away and there is a Designated Player spot open after Pablo Piatti’s contract option was declined following the season.

Borre came up through the Cali system in Colombia before making a move to Atletico Madrid in 2015. He was loaned to Villarreal before joining River Plate in August 2017.

Borre, whose contract expires in June, has scored 43 goals in 118 matches across all competitions for River Plate.

After scoring three goals in 11 appearances for Colombia’s U-20 national team, including one in the 2015 U-20 World Cup in 2015, Borre made the jump to the first team in 2019 and he’s been capped twice.

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