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Former Inter Milan keeper Tornaghi lands at Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps have confirmed the capture of Italian goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi.

The 25-year old joins the Whitecaps after spending the past two Major League Soccer seasons with Chicago Fire following his departure from Inter Milan in 2011.

Tornaghi, who made nine MLS appearances for the Fire, will be available for Vancouver pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and Canadian work permit and visa.

Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson was delighted to acquire the services of Tornaghi who came through Inter's youth academy before having loan spells with lower league Italian clubs Como and Rimini.

"Paolo is a goalkeeper with great size, MLS experience, and a fantastic upbringing within the Inter Milan youth system," said Robinson.

"I brought him in because I want to have three good goalkeepers on the roster and I expect him to push David Ousted and the already talented pool of goalkeepers that we have."

Tornaghi, who represented Italy from U16 to U20 level, obtained his green card from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services last year which means he takes up a domestic spot on Vancouver's MLS roster.

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