Toronto FC reportedly close to signing Criscito, interested in Salcedo

Domenico Criscito of Genoa CFC during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and UC Sampdoria. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
Domenico Criscito of Genoa CFC during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and UC Sampdoria. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) /

Toronto FC is not done making improvements to the team as they reportedly have a deal with Domenico Criscito and are interested in Carlos Salcedo.

Over the last few weeks, Toronto FC has wasted no time reconstructing their roster after a disappointing couple of seasons.

It started with the blockbuster deal that they have reportedly signed with Italian striker Lorenzo Insigne. There will be a waiting period since the Insigne isn’t expected to join until July but Toronto will have no problem waiting considering they are getting him for five and a half years.

On top of that, it has been known that TFC was interested in signing left back Domenico Criscito who plays from Serie A club Geona. It appears an agreement has reportedly been reached with agent Andrea D’Amico who represents Insigne as well.

Just when it looked like TFC was done making moves, it appears that the team wants to beef up their backend with their search for a defender reaching the Mexican national squad. Will Forbes who is a well known MLS insider reported that TFC is looking to acquire Carlos Salcedo who plays for Tigres in Liga MX.

Of course, this depends on how TFC can make the deal work and whether Salcedo can be brought in as a TAM player. Forbes believes this is the likely route as the defender only makes $1 million at Tigres.

It’s also been made known that Andrea Belotti is also a target to pair with Insigne but that is a tough deal to get done as there are teams in Europe also interested. Getting a player who has scored 107 goals and registered 28 assists during time with Torino would be the cherry on top of the tiramisu.

Toronto FC still have another major position to address

While it’s nice to add a premier striker and potentially stabilize their defence which was needed, but they also need to improve their goalkeeper position.

Recently, contributor Paul Taylor looked at a potential offer being made to Canada’s international goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

Does this mean that this marks the end of the line for Alex Bono or Quentin Westberg? Bono is expected to make a hefty figure of $482,000 and it probably makes more sense to keep Westberg who makes less and brings more experience to the position.

Regardless, this is a position the team should try to solidify because there are some tough decisions that will have to be made.

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