Toronto FC confirm the return of Richie Laryea

(Toronto) Toronto FC have confirmed the return of Canadian winger and fullback Richie Laryea on loan from Nottingham Forrest.

Posted at 11:59

neil davidson
The Canadian Press

To get Laryea, the Toronto outfit struck side deals involving at least US$350,000 in general allocation money with FC Dallas and FC Cincinnati to increase the allocation order, which MLS uses as a mechanism for former MLS players returning to the league after leaving on a transfer of US$500,000 or more.

Toronto paid US$225,000 in general allocation money ($175,000 in 2022 and $50,000 in 2023) to Dallas for second place in the allocation order. The TFC then sent US$125,000 in general allocation money ($50,000 in 2022 and $75,000 in 2023) plus second place overall to Cincinnati to move to first place in the allocation order. , paving the way for Laryea’s return.

Cincinnati will receive an additional general allowance if certain conditions are met.

« It’s great to bring Richie back to the club, » TFC coach and sporting director Bob Bradley said in a statement. As everyone knows by now, Richie has established himself as one of the best outside backs in the league. He is a dynamic player, a fantastic dribbler and a real competitor. Richie’s return to his hometown with the TFC ahead of Canada’s trip to the World Cup is exciting. »

The 27-year-old Toronto native spent three seasons with TFC before being sold to Nottingham Forest in January. But he saw his time in England’s second tier limited, unable to break through a formation that enjoyed success under manager Steve Cooper, earning him a move back into the Premier League.

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