Bernier: Pacius Picking Up Interest In Europe
With 21-year-old Canadian striker Woobens Pacius proving quite prolific on the Canadian Premier League stage, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that he’s turning heads abroad.
Canadian soccer icon Patrice Bernier has disclosed that Pacius has picked up interest from Belgium, Germany, and Portugal, though for the moment he remains with Forge FC after the club activated his option year in Hamilton.
The Terrebone, Quebec-born forward has accrued some 21 goals in 62 appearances for Forge since coming in from the CF Montreal Academy, where he’d bagged eleven goals in just as many games.
His first season in orange saw him tally eight goals, four of which came within a two-week span. His follow-up campaign saw him expand on that with 13 goals, with a double-digit league campaign featuring an incredible run of form that saw score seven goals in a stretch of six games.
There had been thoughts that Woobens Pacius might earn an opportunity in MLS this offseason, particular after campaign was saw him earned a Best Canadian U-21 Player of the Year nomination, but thus far it looks like Pacius will have at least one more season in Hamilton (or part of one) before potentially moving on to higher pastures.
Three-time CPL champions Forge FC have done well to retain most of their attacking line-up heading into the club’s fifth campaign, with club originals David Choiniere and Tristan Borges returning alongside newer additions like Terran Campbell, Jordan Hamilton, and Woobens himself.
Patrice has been vocal about CPL moves this week, with the retired Canadian soccer icon and TVA Sports analyst also disclosing that Canadian defender Mael Henry was nearing a move to Canada’s top flight, while former Atletico Ottawa loanee Keesean Ferdinand was impressing on trial in Portland.
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