After a summer spent clearing cap space, Toronto FC finally revealed the player they were making room for ahead of today’s transfer deadline. The club has acquired 23-year-old Argentine Forward Lucas Janson on loan from Superliga Argentina side Tigre.
The deal involves targeted allocation money, which Toronto FC freed up when they loaned Spanish midfielder Ager Aketxe to Cadiz earlier in the summer. The club made subsequent space by acquiring general allocation money from Chicago in exchange for Nicolas Hasler and from LAFC in a recent deal sending an international spot the other way.
In Janson, Toronto FC add another piece that will help diversify their attack for the playoff push. The club has been one of the best in the league this season in terms of chances created, but among the worst in actually finishing those chances.
“Lucas is a young, dynamic player that has the ability to play out wide, up front and centrally as an attacking midfielder,” said Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko in a press release today. “We wanted to bring in a player that gives us multiple options in the attack and Lucas fits that need. We are excited to bring him in on loan and get him integrated into the group.”
Janson has played 82 times for Tigre and has ten goals and ten assists in that time. He has the ability to play both as a forward or as a left winger, giving Toronto FC another wide attacking option in their arsenal.
He will officially be added to the roster once the club receives his International transfer certificate and work permit.