22 Jul 2010

Phoenix set to sign Argentinian midfielder

4:27 pm on 22 July 2010

Within hours of touching down in the country, the Argentinian footballer Toto was on the field at a Phoenix training this morning and will play in tomorrow night's pre-season match against his countrymen from the Boca Juniors club.

The midfielder played a small part in a training game and then impressed with a dozen shots on goal.

Coach Ricki Herbert says even though he's only just sighted him, the player is all but signed up and is likel;y to be used as a midfield playmaker although he can also play both sides.

Another prospect, the English midfielder Chris Shuker arrives on Friday.