Reports came out Friday night from John Molinaro and Kurt Larson that the Reds had approached Canadian attacker Tosaint Ricketts. Ricketts has been out of contract since leaving Boluspor in Turkey in early 2016. The journeyman winger has played for five teams in the past five years, including Norway's Valerenga, Boluspor and Bucaspor in Turkey, and Hapoel Haifa in Israel.
Ricketts has been plagued with poor playing situations, having been used as a right back in Israel, becoming embroiled in unpaid wage disputes in Romania and Turkey, and lack of playing time and productivity in Norway. Now, as a free agent, Ricketts has had discussions with multiple MLS teams, including Toronto FC.
The Reds are thin up front since the departure of Luke Moore and Herculez Gomez, and Ricketts would certainly fit within salary cap space. He's also a domestic player, which could be attractive if other moves are in the works. Ricketts 12 goals in a Men's National Team jersey are the most of any active player, and 6th all time for Canada.
If Ricketts does come to Toronto, he would bring some depth and physicality to the front line. Although not a pure goal scorer or great chance creator, Ricketts has always been eager and willing to put on the National Team shirt - a quality that will endear him to TFC fans. He may not displace any of the current front three - but another option (especially at the right price) would be welcome.
What do you think? Where would Ricketts fit in a TFC jersey? Is this the type of move Tim Bez and co. should be looking to make?
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