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: â€śIâ€™m very close to signing a South American striker.
â€śThe negotiations are underway, I believe weâ€™re at a number which is doable â€“ and hopefully we can get him on board. After that, a defender - Iâ€™m done and Iâ€™m going home.â€ť
Johnston has also laughed off the conspiracy theories over the lack of publicity for big signing Dwayne De Rosario.
â€śDwayne will be here on the 2nd [of] February,â€ť insisted Johnston. â€śIâ€™ve heard all the nonsense. Dwayneâ€™s gone overseas. I fought hard for two years to get him here and thereâ€™s no way Dwayneâ€™s going anywhere â€“ weâ€™re starting to get a team thatâ€™s capable.â€ť
Why then the silence and lack of media presence following the signing of Canadaâ€™s most celebrated player?
â€śWeâ€™re looking at Dwayneâ€™s contract,â€ť Johnston continued. â€śWeâ€™re trying to secure him for a longer term â€“ I think Iâ€™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.â€ť