Toronto FC "on the verge of signing" USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley
Toronto FC are in the midst of a busy offseason, with one blockbuster deal done and another pending.
A third – one that will move the needle in a big way throughout MLS – is now reported to be complete.
ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman reported on his Twitter account on Wednesday that TFC are "on the verge" of signing US national team and AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley. Bradley, who began his career in MLS back in 2004, has played overseas since 2006 including star turns for Heerenveen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Chievo Verona before moving to the Eternal City 18 months ago:
Minutes after Twellman's tweet, fellow ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas also tweeted that he had confirmed the move:
Later on Wednesday afternoon, the No Short Corners blog, which focuses on Americans in Europe, confirmed that the deal is in the works, and ESPN The Magazine's Doug McIntyre tweeted the deal was completed.
Doug McIntyre @DougMacESPN
Source tells me that Michael Bradley to @torontofc is a done deal. Just, Wow. #usmnt