There's less and less time for MLS to start its 2021 season, in which all franchises will try to dethrone the reigning champion, Columbus Crew. For this reason, with the transfer market open, they try to strengthen themselves in the best possible way. And in that sense, Rafael Santos Borré, a Colombian striker who's having a great presence in Argentina's River Plate, is the one targeted by several franchises to hire him.
Borré's one of the most important players that Marcelo Gallardo has in his squad, being his current top scorer and whose contract expires in June. As he hasn't renewed it yet, nor has the club located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Núñez managed to convince him to continue, there're several teams that were interested in having his services for free, only by paying a significant salary. For example, Sao Paulo of Brazil, where Hernán Crespo was recently introduced as a coach, contacted the player's representative and let him know his intentions to hire him.
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But he isn't the only one, since from the MLS a team went beyond informal communication and put on the table an offer that seems to be irrefutable. This's Toronto FC, who, according to a publication made by UOL Brazil, offered Borré a contract for three seasons, plus the payment of 15 million dollars, taking into account that his contractual relationship with River ends in June so all the money will go to the Colombian attacker.
Borré's grateful to River Plate, who gave him the opportunity to succeed in South American football and that allowed him to join his national team. That's why, even though he doesn't have the renewal signed, he doesn't want to leave without leaving anything to the club, which's why he would leave part of the 15 million dollars offered at the institution.
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In any case, Borré's idea's to be able to continue his career in European football and have a rematch of what was his false passage through Atlético Madrid, before signing at River Plate.