Missed all the buzz this morning, or too lazy to sort through all the dozens and dozens of tweets surrounding the news this morning's news that Swedish international defender
Olof Mellberg is on his way to Toronto to relieve the backline.
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[<a href="http://storify.com/JohannesLanger/mellburg-to-tfc-the-tweets-storified" mce_href="http://storify.com/JohannesLanger/mellburg-to-tfc-the-tweets-storified" target="_blank">View the story "Storify'd: Olof Mellberg to TFC" on Storify</a>]<h1>Storify'd: Olof Mellberg to TFC</h1> <h2>Well, who expected this? Sweden International centre back is rumoured to be heading to Toronto. We here at Waking the Red have put together some of the best tweets so far from this story. We'll have more as this story develops. </h2> <p>Storified by Johannes Langer · Sat, Jul 14 2012 15:59:06</p> <div>First, the news comes down from our friends at Goal.com Canada, early on Saturday morning. <br /> </div> <div>EXCLUSIVE: http://Goal.com has learned Toronto FC is in talks to sign Sweden international Olof Mellberg: http://www.goal.com/en-ca/news/4188/transfer-zone/2012/07/14/3241860/toronto-fc-in-talks-to-sign-sweden-international-defenderGoal.com Canada</div> <div>The reaction was immediate, as you'd expect from Twitter. But for once, it seems pretty uniformly positive. Relieved, even. <br /> </div> <div>@Taversham Have you heard about Mellberg joining TFC???? OMFG!!!!Maristela Alves</div> <div>Mellberg? TFC? Oh my fuck yes!Clawson</div> <div>If TFC is signing Olof Mellberg, we are going into right direction (shoulda address defense on Year-1) #torontofcMensur N.</div> <div>Olof Mellberg to TFC? For those who don't know, he's the Swedish DF who scored v. England at EURO2012. Played for Aston Villa before. DecentSteve Hwang</div> <div>One of my favorite #Villa players, Olof Mellberg, reportedly about to sign for @torontofc Still a solid player & would be a quality signingKevin Egan</div> <div>Olof Mellberg would be a brilliant signing for #TFC. Always been a fan.A Renniessance man</div> <div>Hey guyz, be honest with me. Who has the better beard, me or Olof Mellberg? #beardz http://twitpic.com/a7l4v4Chris Thomas</div> <div>(I say the one on the left, but that's just me...)<br /> </div> <div>Given that Freddie Ljungberg was a flop in MLS and Olof Mellberg is the anti-Ljungberg, OM to TFC is a guaranteed success. #TFC #FakeLogicBL</div> <div>But like anything in the world, it's not all sunshine and rainbows...<br /> </div> <div>#TFC leaks they R in talks sign Sweden int'l defender Olof Mellberg. Same O Same O, they got nothing 2 back up release of JDG #MLS #MLSEuncle slick</div> <div>Olof Mellberg to #TFC? Don't do it budEnrico Fatigati</div> <div>Mellberg is a done deal.....he hasn't done much recently stunk it up for olympiacos...not impressed..hope I'm proven wrong #TFC #ToronotFCOriginal109</div> <div>Some are a bit more analytic in their reviews...<br /> </div> <div>Mellberg a perfect non-DP signing 4 #TFC not as good as Nesta, but not as injury prone. Definite upgrade & all class @KurtLarSUN @jasondevosLMaiolino</div> <div>Meanwhile, Swedes chip in with their two cents...seems they see that Toronto has struck a diamond in the rough. <br /> </div> <div>Skägg är generellt sett underskattat! The avett Brothers, promoe, Olof Mellberg osv.. Undantaget blir då måns Zelmerlöw!Björn Ojg</div> <div>And across the league, panic and likes...<br /> </div> <div>"@JeremiahOshan: Sweden's Olof Mellberg reportedly close to signing for Toronto FC. All these moves &amp; still nothing from Sounders.Colin Malone</div> <div>I'm with you there. Chips in with the odd goal. &ldquo;@TheRenniessance: Olof Mellberg would be a brilliant signing for #TFC. Always been a fan.&rdquo;Peter Schaad</div> <div>We'll have more as the story goes along -- watch for FanShot updates on our main site when we've updated this story.<br /> </div>