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Report: Club Brugge interested in Alex Bono

Toronto FC’s keeper is the latest Red to garner international attention, it seems.

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After a stellar 2017 season and a great start to 2018, it seems like Alex Bono has turned some heads around the international soccer community. According to a report from news site Voetbal Nieuws, one of the Belgian First Division’s top clubs — Club Brugge — is apparently interested in signing the Toronto FC goalkeeper.

The side is apparently set to lose a slew of keepers this summer, including 22-year-old American Ethan Horvath, who has two caps with the U.S. senior men’s national team. The Voetbal Nieuws article suggests that, in the U.S., Bono is considered to have more potential than Horvath (probably true), and thus would be a better fit for Club Brugge.

The article makes mention of former Brugge star Victor Vazquez, of course, as well as Chris Mavinga, who played for Genk in the Belgian league. It also references Bono’s penalty stop two weeks ago on Bastian Schweinsteiger, since that’s another name Belgian football fans would recognize immediately.

Apparently there’s more than one Belgian club interested in Bono, but Brugge may be the one with the most clout. They currently lead the Belgian league’s championship playoff table, and it looks likely that they’ll be playing in the UEFA Champions League next summer.

Of course, it’s unlikely that Toronto FC would let Bono go, and he has another year left on his contract with the Reds. Still, that jump could me a solid career move for Bono.