FC Edmonton Re-Signs Raul Tito
Raul Tito has re-signed with FC Edmonton for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.
We had spoken with the Peruvian winger a few months ago, who expressed that he was scheduled to return to FC Edmonton in the new year. New Eddies head coach Alan Koch later stated the return wasn’t finalized yet, with today’s news finally confirming the midfielder’s arrival.
Tito had originally signed with the Eddies in February 2019, but was unable to enter Canada for The Island Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we reported, he was then loaned to Peruvian second division side Santos Nasca, with the 23-year-old scoring once in eight appearances.
For whatever reason, the loan was not followed by the league’s official loan tracker, perhaps due to the uncertainty regarding his re-signing.
Thankfully, he has been able to play matches back in Peru this season, and we look forward to welcoming him to Edmonton. His dynamic ability and attacking creativeness will give us an additional tool in 2021.Alan Koch
Before originally signing with the Eddies, Tito had plenty of experience in the Peruvian top flight, making 46 appearances in the country’s top division and over 130 professional appearances in all, including two games in the Copa Sudamericana.
FC Edmonton has been on a signing spree of late, bringing in twelve players over the last month or so. Tito isn’t the only international to sign on for the upcoming season, with Congolese left-back Sharly Mabussi, Spanish defender Ramon Soria, and Cameroonian right-back Jeannot Esua all being announced over the last two weeks.
The Eddies now have twelve players no the books in all, with the highlight acquisition of centre midfielder Shamit Shome being the highlight of the Koch’s transition period so far.
After what will have been more than a year of waiting, it’ll be good to see Tito finally arrive to Clarke Stadium ahead of the upcoming season.
FC Edmonton did not disclose the details of its contract with the Peruvian winger.