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Report: Diego Forlan to Toronto FC

July 8, 2013
By ESPNFC.com news services

Uruguay international Diego Forlan, who played with David Beckham at Manchester United for two seasons in the early part of Forlan's career, is finalizing a move from Brazil league team Internacional and will be join Toronto FC as designated player this week, according to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Toronto FC parent company CEO Tim Leiweke told the Globe and Mail the move is part of a strategy to lift the MLS club out of the league cellar.

Forlan was the Golden Ball winner at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The 34-year-old begain his career at Old Trafford, before moving to Spain in 2004, where he playede for Villarreal, then Atletico Madrid. He struggled with Italian club Inter Milan in 2011, scoring just twice in 18 appearances.