Toronto FC announced today that the club has traded Designated Player Alejandro Pozuelo to Inter Miami CF for a guaranteed $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and additional conditional GAM if certain performance-based metrics are met. As part of the trade, Toronto FC will also retain a sell-on percentage in the event of a permanent transfer outside MLS / trade within MLS of the Spanish midfielder.
“Alejandro has been a true professional since arriving here in 2019. He was instrumental in helping us win the 2019 Eastern Conference title, was the league MVP in 2020 and provided our fans with so many memorable goals and assists,” said Toronto FC President Bill Manning. “He is a good person, and we wish him nothing but the best.”
Pozuelo, 30, was in his fourth season with TFC and most recently made his 100th appearance (in all competitions) on July 2, 2022, becoming the 14th player in club history to have made 100 appearances for the club. In three and a half seasons with the Reds, Pozuelo registered 30 goals and 34 assists across all competitions. He ranks fifth among TFC’s all-time goal scorers behind Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Osorio, and Dwayne De Rosario. In 2020, Pozuelo was named 2020 Landon Donovan MLS MVP, becoming the second TFC player to receive the league’s highest individual honour, following Sebastian Giovinco, who won the award in 2015. The same season, he scored nine goals and added 10 assists, leading the league in combined goals and assists. Pozuelo was named to the MLS Best XI in 2019 and 2020, becoming the third player in TFC history to be named to the Best XI on multiple occasions.
“Alejandro has been a very important player for TFC the last few years,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Sporting Director Bob Bradley. “I have enjoyed working with him this season and wish him well in the future.”
Pozuelo was originally signed as a Designated Player on March 4, 2019.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC traded Designated Player Alejandro Pozuelo to Inter Miami CF for a guaranteed $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and additional conditional GAM if certain performance-based metrics are met.