Ayo Akinola Signed to Toronto FC
Having demonstrated his exceptional playing skills on the pitch, US U-17 player, Ayo Akinola, has been signed to Toronto in a Homegrown deal.
In a club release, Toronto’s senior VP of soccer operations and general manager, Tim Bezbatchenko, said: “Ayo is the third product of the full player pathway designed at Toronto FC, playing within our academy to playing for TFC II and now the first team.
“Ayo is a versatile player that can play as a No. 9 or out wide. For a player at such a young age, he has a lot of physical attributes that include pace and strength as well as technical ability. Special thanks goes to Greg Vanney and Jason Bent along with our other academy coaches for their role in Ayo’s development.”