The Beast is here to stay 💪🏿@JozyAltidore signs new deal with #TFCLive through 2022Full details ➡️ https://t.co/LjtTKci8tg pic.twitter.com/UQjmWxIZAV— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 28, 2019The 29-year-old U.S. national team star joined Toronto from Sunderland in January 2015, returning to MLS after nearly seven years abroad. He has starred as a Designated Player for Toronto, contributing 60 goals and 20 assists in 114 appearances across all competitions and leading the side to an MLS Cup win in 2017. “This is my family, this club and this city,” Altidore said in a release. “The fans, from the first day, they accepted me, they gave me the right to show what I’m all about, and they took me in. We’ve built something great together, and I’m really eager to see what’s to come.” Related News Altidore also has 41 goals in 110 caps for his country, making the 2010 and 2014 U.S. World Cup squads. Toronto FC has its star striker in the fold for at least three more years. Jozy Altidore has signed a new contract that runs through the 2022 season, the club announced Thursday. Nani joins Orlando City But he clearly has found a home in Toronto, and the club is thrilled to have him sign on for a longer run. “Jozy expressed his desire to be here and the feeling was mutual. Our fans here love him and I hope he’ll wear a TFC jersey for the rest of his career,” Toronto FC president Bill Manning said in a release. “Since coming to Toronto, Jozy has helped TFC win multiple championships, scoring so many clutch goals, including the biggest goal in our club’s history. We look forward to more great moments.”Toronto opens the 2019 MLS season Saturday at Philadelphia.
Rafa Benitez 1 Rafael Benitez’s agent has flown to Naples for contract talks as speculation grows that the former Liverpool boss is set for a return to the Premier League.The Spaniard’s contract with Napoli expires at the end of the season and he is still yet to pen an extension.As a result, clubs in England have shown an interest in bringing the 55-year-old back to the Premier League, where he spent six years with Liverpool.Newcastle and West Ham are both reportedly keen on Benitez, while a banner was also flown over Anfield last weekend saying: “Rodgers Out, Rafa In.”And now, according to Il Mattino, the ex-Anfield boss’ agent Manuel Garcia Quilon has flown to Naples in a bid to resolve his client’s future.Benitez has not ruled out staying with Napoli, who he has guided to the Europa League semi-finals this season.
1 Nolito in action for Manchester City Spanish side Celta Vigo are interested in taking Manchester City outcast Nolito back to the club this summer, according to reports in Spain.The 30-year-old is unsettled in England and has expressed his desire to leave City in order to rejuvenate his career.While the weather in England remains an issue behind his desire to leave, Nolito has also suffered from a lack of playing time at the Etihad Stadium.Nolito managed 30 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last term, but he clocked just 166 minutes of playing time after the turn of the year.Atletico Madrid are said to be keeping an eye on his situation, while former club Celta Vigo are also showing interest.Last season’s Europa League semi-finalists are on the lookout for a winger during the summer window and may well turn to a familiar face in the shape of Nolito.