The young Argentine striker could be forming a mouthwatering partnership with Robert Earnshaw by the end of the week.
Reports are emerging from South America that Newell’s Old Boys’ striker Maximiliano Urruti is set to sign for Toronto FC any day now – possibly as early as Tuesday.
At only 22 years of age, the striker has already netted 12 goals in 57 appearances for Newell’s in the extremely competitive Argentina Primera Division over the last two seasons.
Toronto president and GM Kevin Payne has confirmed that the club are pursuing Urruti: “We are working pretty much 24 hours a day on some fairly sizeable signings,” Payne told MLSSoccer.com on Friday. “We’re coming up towards the end of the transfer period and these things are all complicated, but I do hope we’ll have some news before the transfer period ends. We are going to sign some DP-level talent in the next week or so.”
Urruti has already come close to signing for Toronto – in the winter transfer window of 2012-13. However, the deal never materialised and Ryan Nelsen was forced to make do with the squad available to him. Unfortunately, that squad has only been able to amass 20 points and 20 goals in the 22 games played so far this season.
The recent additions of Alvaro Rey and Jonas Elmer will certainly help, and a third signing of Urruti’s quality will certainly go some way to helping the team in the end-of-season run-in, providing good continuity for the start of next season when they may well hope to perform better.
See all of Maximiliano Urruti’s goals scored in 2013 here: