I feel obliged to share the information at hand, seeing that it has not yet been mentioned. Early this December, Toronto FC inked 20-year-old Reggie Lambe to a professional contract in Toronto. The team did not release financial details.
Lambe joins Toronto from Championship side Ipswich Town F.C. Despite lack of playing time at Ipswich, Aron Winter stated on the Toronto FC website he was very glad to add another attacking winger with speed to complement his side.
Winter said, "Reggie is a dangerous winger with a great amount of speed and ability. He will be an important player and will fit in well with our club."
Lambe may not have found a great deal of success in England. However, he has already seen 13 caps for his Bermudian national side for which he was named captain earlier this year. His speed and ability on the ball should definitely add attacking options to Winter's squad and provided depth.
Toronto fans are hoping that Toronto's technical directors are on to something with this acquisition. Following the formula of the successful drafting of the small and speedy Joao Plata, who proved to be a fan favorite and very capable MLS player, Toronto is looking to Lambe to compliment Plata's speed, skill and success on the other side of the pitch.
Toronto's offseason has been very slow thus far as Toronto fans still patiently await the re-signing of both Joao Plata and Richard Eckersley.
But perhaps quiet can be welcoming for a team that has been a constant revolving door of both coaches and players in the past five years. Pressure will be high for success this year, but consistency and time are both necessary to build a contender.
Toronto is establishing quality skilled youth to complement their growing collection of quality veterans. At 20 years of age, Lambe should be an important piece going forward for Toronto that can hopefully contribute immediately.