Julio Cesar completes switch to Toronto FC

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Julio Cesar has finally gotten his move out of West London. The Brazil national team goalkeeper was Harry Redknapp's 3rd choice at QPR and was understandably unhappy with the situation.

In an attempt to find first team football and ensure his place in the 2014 World Cup, Cesar has found himself ending up at Toronto FC in MLS.

The 34 year old has joined the Canada based club on a season long loan which will last until October and could possibly go on even further if the Reds advance to the playoffs and reach the MLS Cup which is held in December. 

“Adding a player of Júlio César’s experience and ability only strengthens our club both in the short and long term,” said Toronto General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “We are committed to creating a culture of winning at TFC, and there are few people in the world of soccer with a proven track record of consistently getting results that Julio has. We are very excited to bring him to Toronto FC.”

Cesar joins a team in transition as Toronto have brought in a number of star players in the off-season in an attempt to overturn their fortunes from last season where they finished 9th in the Eastern conference. 

Former Tottenham Hotspurs and England striker Jermain Defoe has just moved to the side along with US national team player Michael Bradley in big money moves. 

Toronto becomes the fifth side Cesar has played for following spells at Queens Park Rangers, Chievo, Inter and Flamengo. 

He has won five Serie A titles and a Champions League as well as being named UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year in the 2009/10 season. 

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