Toronto Signs Spanish Forward Mista

Toronto Signs Spanish Forward Mista

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 6, 2010

We’ve said for weeks the offense was lacking in Toronto despite decent results on the pitch for the Reds. Now it may appear their offensive worries are over, or at least that is the hope. Toronto FC has signed Spanish forward Miguel Angel Ferrer Martinez “Mista” today.

He will be available to the club come July 15 when the summer transfer window opens up.

The 31-year old brings a “wealth of experience” to the club according to Mo Johnston. He’s played for Real Madrid, Valencia CF, and Deportivo La Coruna. He also has a couple caps for the senior Spanish national team as well.

We honestly don’t know if this signing is another attempt by Toronto to land a European with a big background or an actual attempt at getting better. Some folks up north like Duane Rollins believes he will be in the Danny Dichio role of the club which leads me to think the club will actually benefit from this signing more than the Laurent Robert, Rohan Ricketts and Olivier Tébily.

I’ll give Toronto credit for this though, its a low risk/high reward type of signing due to the contract only being good for the rest of the season. If he is a bust they won’t have to worry about next year with him but if he’s quality it could lead them to bigger and better things.

This also doesn’t look to be a DP signing either. There was no mention of that in the official team press release on the signing which leads me to believe they are still working on finding a DP. I still have a gut feeling they’ll spend money on another DP this summer since they are in the thick of things for a playoff spot this year.