Canada’s international goalkeeper Milan Borjan reportedly has an offer from an unnamed MLS club, with speculation that it could be a Canadian side such as Toronto FC.
If Toronto FC are to recover from one of the poorest years in franchise history, they need to drastically improve the defence. In 2021 they set a couple of unwanted club records, with most goals conceded and worst goal difference in a season.
However, you can argue the Reds would also be helped by strengthening the goalkeeper position. Last season, duties were shared between Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg.
Both players are under contract for 2022, but recent speculation could be of interest to Toronto FC fans. As reported by Dylan Butler of Mlssoccer.com, there is an offer on the table for Milan Borjan from an unnamed MLS club.
As per Rodrigo Serrano of Spanish daily sports newspaper Diario AS, the offer is a serious one. While the name of the interested MLS club has not been reported, Serrano writes that speculation indicates it is a Canadian-based one.
This is apparently not the first time the Canadian international goalkeeper has received an offer from an MLS club. However, there are a couple of reasons why he might take a proposal more seriously this time around.
First, as per Butler, Borjan recently had an argument with Red Star Belgrade manager Dejan Stankovic following a game versus Radnik. The goalie wrote an Instagram post stating he wanted out of his contract.
The 34-year-old was subsequently left out of the squad for a game against FK TSC Backa Topola. There has since been a reconciliation and Borjan has deleted his Instagram post, but the situation remains one to keep an eye on.
The second reason the Red Star Belgrade captain may be more inclined to consider an offer this time, relates to Canada’s pursuit of a spot in the 2022 World Cup. They have not qualified for the World Cup since Mexico in 1986.
Borjan has played a key role in helping Canada get to this stage, including an impressive performance during their recent 2-1 win over Mexico. Butler writes that guaranteed regular first-team minutes and a shorter commute for World Cup qualifiers, could convince the goalie to move to Canada.
Of course, you have to take into account if Red Star Belgrade would be prepared to allow Borjan to leave before his contract expires. And even if they were to agree, we don’t actually know if TFC are the club interested in signing him.
Assuming the Reds are not the club making an offer for Borjan, it is our opinion that they should enter the fray. He has the authority, talent and experience to solidify the defence and help the club return to their place as MLS Cup contenders.
Whether or not Toronto FC turns out to be the club making the offer for Borjan, would you be on board with any attempt to sign him? Let us know in the comments section below.