The move also confirms that the Montreal club have exercised the permanent transfer option of Torres, who joined the team on loan from Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys in February. On its website, Newell’s Old Boys clarified that the option amount was $ 350,000 and that the club would receive 10% of the profit in the event of a future transfer of the player.
We are happy with Joaquin’s transfer, said CF Montreal sporting director Olivier Renard. Like Ahmed [Hamdi], Joaquin has adapted well since joining us last winter. We are happy with what he has done so far this season, and we are confident for the future.
CF Montreal head coach Wilfried Nancy also seemed very happy to be able to count on the services of the little Argentinian for a few more seasons, even if he admits that Torres will have to refine his game further.
Joaquin, his most important axis of progression will have to be in terms of decision-making in the last third. He has some interesting qualities. He’s an atypical player, because he likes to pick up speed in the first sequences, and he has a good passing quality, but he has to use it a little more. He is a player on the wrong foot, who likes to go against the grain of the opposition, first mentioned Nancy in videoconference.
Yesterday [contre Orlando City] for example, I would have liked it to combine a little more with Mathieu [Choinière], so he needs to make a little progress on his collective decision-making, he added.
As to what motivated him to accept CF Montreal’s contract offer, Torres spoke of his love for his adopted city, but also his future prospects with the club.
The option in the contract has been exercised by the club, and I personally like the city. I feel very good there. And I have fun playing. All of these factors played into my decision to stay here for the long term., he mentioned through an interpreter.
In his first season in MLS, the 24-year-old Argentinian scored 4 goals and 5 assists in 24 games, including 18 starts.