Toronto FC announced this morning that they’ve re-signed midfielder Victor Vazquez to a multi-year contract extension, in the midst of his second year with the club. This will surely set a lot of fans’ minds at rest, as rumours had begun to swirl about the Spaniard’s desire to return to Europe after this year.
Vazquez, as you all know, came to TFC from Cruz Azul last winter, with the Reds coming off the back of their heartbreaking 2016 MLS Cup loss to the Seattle Sounders. He fit into the lineup as the attacking midfielder they needed, helping drive a lethal attack toward the MLS points record and the Cup.
The 31-year-old product of the Barcelona youth system has 10 goals and 20 assists to his name with TFC, after breaking out as one of the best playmakers in MLS last season. He’s played five times this year, but he’s been sidelined of late as he deals with a nerve issue in his lower back.
This announcement must mean that TFC’s management aren’t worried about Vazquez’s injury coming back to trouble him chronically in any major way. It also means that Vazquez is perfectly happy here in Toronto; sure, he may want to finish his career back in Spain one day, but it looks like he’s here for the foreseeable future.
Does this set your mind at ease? Let us know in the comments!