Toronto FC announced Wednesday that the club has acquired forward Lucas Janson on loan from Tigre of the Superliga Argentina using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Janson will be added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and his Canadian work permit.
“Lucas is a young, dynamic player that has the ability to play out wide, up front and centrally as an attacking midfielder,” said Toronto FC Sr. Vice-President, Soccer Operations & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “We wanted to bring in a player that gives us multiple options in the attack and Lucas fits that need. We are excited to bring him in on loan and get him integrated into the group.”
Janson, 23, has spent the past six seasons at Tigre, where he has made 82 league appearances registering ten goals and ten assists for the club. Janson was part of the Tigre squad that finished as runners-up in the 2012 Copa Sudamericana to São Paulo of Brazil. He originally joined the Tigre first team ahead of the 2012-13 season after playing for the Tigre U-20 team.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC acquire forward Lucas Janson on loan from Tigre of the Superliga Argentina using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).
Weight: 148 lbs.
Birthdate: August 16, 1994 (Age – 23)
Birth Place: Olavarria, Argentina
Last Club: Tigre