TORONTO, Canada—Danish club HB Køge and Toronto FC are once again doing business.
Early Friday morning, the side from Denmark, who often conduct business with the Reds, announced that it had signed TFC midfielder and Canadian international Noble Okello on loan for the remainder of 2020.
En ny, ung og talentfuld canadier har sat sin signatur på en aftale med HB Køge.— HB KØGE (@hbkogedk) September 25, 2020
Velkommen til 20-årige Noble Okello.https://t.co/Y6gcuo6nJv
Okello joins fellow TFC loanee Rocco Romeo overseas for the remainder of 2020.
With the likes of Michael Bradley, Liam Fraser, Marky Delgado, Jonathan Osorio, and others ahead of the central midfielder in the depth chart, Okello has appeared in just one MLS match to date (at the MLS is Back Tournament in July vs. the New England Revolution).
A native of Toronto, the 20 year old central midfielder had been linked with Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg in the past after a successful loan stint there as a 17 year old. Since then, he has managed to make his way into John Herdman’s national side, but has struggled to progress with TFC among a competitive first team.
Prior to the MLS is Back Tournament, I had Okello ranked #8 on my TFC U-22 ‘Top Prospects’ list.
For what it’s worth, TFC are yet to confirm the move, but expect an announcement from the club to come later today.