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Healey: Luke Singh Looks Set For Third CPL Loan

By on March 18, 2024 0 684 Views

It looks like Toronto FC defender Luke Singh is close to locking the third CPL loan stint of his career, as per Josh Healey of the Wanderers Notebook.

Sources have informed Healey that the centre-back is currently with Atletico Ottawa for the club’s preseason camp in Mexico, where other trialists like Loic Cloutier and Luca Piccioli were confirmed to be in attendance.

Unlike those two, however, Singh was not publicly listed as being with the team.

This morning the defender was spotted on a team trip alongside defender Amer Didic, with the capital city club evidently keeping its options open for some big defensive additions.

The 23-year-old would be a familiar face at TD Place having spent last season on loan with Ottleti. He made 27 appearances under Carlos Gonzalez across all competitions, keeping hold of the starting centre-back position and tallying quite the goal against Cavalry:

The season prior saw him make 24 appearances for FC Edmonton in the club’s final 2022 campaign, with the TFC loanee accruing plenty of game time and establishing himself as a big, physical presence within the league after a false-start loan with Pacific.

The Brampton-born defender signed a first team contract with TFC in 2021 after progressing through the club’s academy, where he had featured in League1 Ontario before signing a professional deal with Toronto FC’s USL affiliate in 2019. He’s currently on contract through to 2025.

FC Edmonton Luke Singh
Photo Credit: John Jacques

Before his CPL loans, the defender had also been sent abroad to Danish Superliga side Brondby IF, whom he had trialed with the year prior. While he didn’t break into the first team, he did make 24 appearances at the reserve level before returning to train with the TFC first team in 2020.

The following season saw Luke Singh make his club debut for Toronto FC in a Champions League match away against Leon. He also started the next leg against them, inking his first team contract with Toronto FC afterwards, as he’d technically been on loan from Toronto FC II.

Toronto FC Luke Singh

Healey reports that Atletico Ottawa is largely expected to finalize the loan of Luke Singh, though no official paperwork has been signed of yet. That being said, we’re told that’s much closer to fruition than Amer Didic, who is still hoping to secure a European move.

The club remains in contract negotiations with Malcolm Shaw and Zachary Roy, with winger Zach Verhoven departing west for Vancouver FC last week.

Header Image Photo Credit: Canadian Premier League

Source: Wanderers Notebook

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