Following his appearance on the It’s Called Football show Monday, speculation over Julian De Guzman’s future with Toronto FC has run rampant.
Conflicting reports have surfaced over the last two days — either linking him to a 31/2-year deal worth $10 million, said to be 90 per cent completed — or suggesting he has no intention of signing and wants to play in Europe next season.
It’s Called Football sources have now confirmed the offer from Toronto FC is actually worth $14 million over two seasons, tied to player incentives, with an opt-out clause for De Guzman, should he choose to return to Europe.
De Guzman, who told It’s Called Football Monday that he would have a decision “within a week” for Toronto FC, has been given “until the end of the Gold Cup” by Toronto management to make a decision — but, as expected, is leaning heavily towards a return to Europe, providing he receives a firm offer by the end of the month.
The Gold Cup final is July 26 in Chicago.
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