Bob Bradley: Singh Set For Eddies Loan
Toronto FC head coach Bob Bradley has stated that centre-back Luke Singh is set for a loan spell in the Canadian Premier League with FC Edmonton.
The 21-year-old briefly looked set for a spell with Pacific FC before the move was nixed after further discussions between all parties. Now, however, the young defender’s next move seems much more concrete.
The Brampton-born defender had signed a first team contract with TFC last season after progressing through the club’s academy, featuring in League1 Ontario action before signing a professional deal with Toronto FC’s USL affiliate in 2019.
The young defensive talent was then sent on loan 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 first team of Toronto FC in 2020.
The 2021 season saw Luke Singh make his club debut for Toronto FC in a Champions League match away against Leon. He earned a start for the next leg against them, inking his first team contract afterwards. as he’d technically been on loan from Toronto FC II.
Singh would find his gametime limited to just six league appearances after that, and while he scored a goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps it was deemed that he wasn’t quite ready for the MLS level as of yet.
With Bradley recruited two of his current players from the Canadian Premier League, it’s clear that he trusts the Canadian top flight to be a good spot to develop some of the younger TFC athletes, too.
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With FC Edmonton expected to undergo a challenging campaign on a minimal budget, a year at Clarke Stadium will certainly season the six-foot-two defender. He’ll be a familiar face to Nyal Higgins, with the club also adding teenage defender Felix N’sa on loan from York United.
The loan move of Luke Singh has yet to be made official, but with Bob Bradley stating the move it’s more or less a lock – especially with FC Edmonton getting a loan rule exemption from the CPL while the club seeks out a new buyer.