Toronto FC: Top 5 players who could be their next DP

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USMNT, Tim Weah
LILLE, FRANCE – AUGUST 11: Timothy Weah of Lille during the French League 1 match between Lille v Nantes at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 11, 2019 in Lille France (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Toronto FC Option 3: Timothy Weah

I know, you’re going to call me crazy, but hear me out for a second. Timothy Weah is 20 years old and hasn’t gotten many opportunities to succeed in Europe. Through both injuries and not being given minutes, Weah has yet to find consistency or major success.

While he is mainly a striker, he can also play on the wings, so all of Toronto’s attackers would still have the ability to start. Another option for Toronto, if the club were to bring in Weah, could be to move Ayo Akinola to the wing, where he has played before.

Weah’s club, Lille, is also in financial trouble and may need to sell players. If Weah wants more minutes, coming to MLS could help him. He only played three matches last season due to a muscle injury, but this season he’s played in 11 Ligue 1 matches scoring two goals. He has also played in four Europa League matches scoring a goal and an assist.

Unfortunately, if he leaves, it’s much more likely he moves to another European team, but the option is still there for him and Toronto. Transfermarkt currently has him valued at seven and a half million, and it would probably require a bit more from Toronto to get a deal done, but the club has shown that they are willing to spend big money, so don’t rule it out immediately.