Toronto FC chief Johnston in talks with "South American striker"

Toronto FC chief Mo Johnston has revealed they're in talks with a mystery South American striker.

Toronto FC chief Mo Johnston has revealed they're in talks with a mystery South American striker.

Johnston is seeking a strike-partner for Daniele Dichio and told CBC: “I’m very close to signing a South American striker.

“The negotiations are underway, I believe we’re at a number which is doable – and hopefully we can get him on board. After that, a defender - I’m done and I’m going home.”

Johnston has also laughed off the conspiracy theories over the lack of publicity for big signing Dwayne De Rosario.

“Dwayne will be here on the 2nd [of] February,” insisted Johnston. “I’ve heard all the nonsense. Dwayne’s gone overseas. I fought hard for two years to get him here and there’s no way Dwayne’s going anywhere – we’re starting to get a team that’s capable.”

Why then the silence and lack of media presence following the signing of Canada’s most celebrated player?

“We’re looking at Dwayne’s contract,” Johnston continued. “We’re trying to secure him for a longer term – I think I’m getting there. Other than that, Dwayne has a two-year contract. Dwayne is not going anywhere. Dwayne will be in our team come the start of the season.”

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