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Report: Toronto FC offered $10 million for Jozy Altidore by Chinese club

Could another designated player be on the move?

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It wouldn’t be a transfer window without some sort of rumour involving Toronto FC’s existing designated players.

The latest comes from the well-respected Steven Goff of the Washington Post, saying that the reds have received a $10 million bid for Jozy Altidore from Jiangsu Suning FC. The deal would reportedly pay the American forward over eight million per season.

Altidore recently re-signed with Toronto FC, and is under contract until 2022. Due to injury he has played only nine matches for the club this season. He does have five goals and three assists during that time.

If Toronto FC, and Altidore, agree to the deal, it would be the second straight window where they have transferred out a designated player. Sebastian Giovinco left for Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal during the winter transfer window.

For the moment, it appears Toronto’s top priority is to bring in one, potential two, players on TAM. Rumours are that they are close to getting at least one deal done when the transfer window opens on July 7.