Toronto to Sign Tebily

Toronto to Sign Tebily

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 17, 2008

Yes, you read that right, Toronto FC is set to sign another player, their forth in the last three weeks. Finally John Carver and Mo Johnston have decided to beef up their defense (getting rid of Andrew Boyens was a start) by signing Ivory Coast defender and EPL veteran Olivier Tebily.

Sources say that an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow.

The 32-year-old Tebily has spent of his career in the UK with stints with Celtic, Sheffield United and most recently with Birmingham City.

Honestly, I cannot recall seeing him in action but I know he’s played on the national team side that was in the World Cup two summers ago in Germany. I don’t think he was apart of that team but I know he’s made a few appearances for the side over the years.

One has to think that its about time that the Reds decided to sign a defender. You know they aren’t going to spend a lot of money on defense but at least they are making the effort and now with the midfield that they have in place this could be a team that will compete with the rest of the east.

No word yet on whether or not Tebily will be available this weekend with the Reds but he has been on trial for a little while here.

Other Toronto news, the Patrick Kluivert rumor appears to be just that, just a rumor, and nothing more.

From what I’ve heard and seen over the last couple weeks is that Toronto is seriously considering using its designated player slot on a forward during the summer transfer window. We thought a couple nights ago that Kluivert was that player but he will not according to Ives.

I’m still sticking to my initial comments that I think Jeff Cunningham’s days are numbered in Toronto with the chances of a DP coming in this summer. Though if he starts playing like the Cunningham of old, Toronto may not need a DP but my feels are they will get one and get rid of him in the process.