Canadian club look to land veteran stopper.
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar is set to become the latest big name player to head across the pond to MLS club Toronto FC by joining them on loan for the remainder of the season, according to Football Direct News.
The 34-year-old has made just one solitary appearance for Rangers this season, which came in a 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Everton, and he is likely to link up with Ryan Nelsen’s men on loan with a view to completing a permanent deal in the summer.
The ex-Inter Milan star still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current deal and his £90,000 per week wages are one of the main reasons why manager Harry Redknapp is so keen on shipping him out of Loftus Road at the earliest convenience.
His proposed move was confirmed by Redknapp in Friday’s press conference and was wished well, adding that he is a “fantastic professional”.
So far this year Toronto have already brought in Jermain Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur and Michael Bradley from Roma, and the Champions League winner will become the club’s third huge coup ahead of the new MLS season, which kicks off next month.