February 15, 2018 / 5:00 PM / a year ago

Toronto FC pursuing Spain's Aketxe

Toronto FC is in negotiations with Athletic Bilbao about a transfer for midfielder Ager Aketxe, according to multiple reports.

Aketxe, 24, made his first-team debut for Athletic Bilbao in 2013, and the Bilbao native has 14 appearances with the La Liga club, scoring one goal. He spent half of last season on loan to second-division Cadiz. As part of Athletic’s system, he has also spent time at feeder club Basconia and B-team Bilbao Athletic.

Toronto picked up Victor Vazquez from Spain last year. If the club is able to look to the country again and add Aketxe, he would likely replace Benoit Cheyrou, who retired after last season.

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