Toronto FC’s new signing Gregory van der Wiel arrived at BMO field for the first time yesterday, days after his signing was announced. The experienced Netherlands International arrives in the 6ix and slots into an already thriving soccer team. Toronto are currently reigning MLS Cup champions and already have Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco in their ranks.
Back from California, Toronto says hello to its newest signing
— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 6, 2018
So what do the fans think of their new signing?
Great acquisition. He will bring a lot to TFC. 👏
— PSG Canada (@CanadaPSG) February 1, 2018
God damn. I remember Bayern were sniffing around van der Wiel a few years back. Another solid footballer coming to North America before their career tanks. This is a good sign for footy in NA as far as I’m concerned.
— Ghett0 (@InTheGhett0) February 1, 2018
Some fans, however are not convinced about his new jersey number.
Brilliant signing but #9 for a defender lol pic.twitter.com/lO2knT9mQO
— 🇨🇦🇨🇾 (@DriksMUFC) February 5, 2018
What are you doing @torontofc, for real?? Number 9? A full back?? Tighten up
— Matthew Agostinho (@mattagostin) February 5, 2018
van der Wiel could make his debut for Toronto in the CONCACAF Champions league fixture against the Colorado Rapids on February 20th.