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Toronto FC moves to bring Richie Laryea back on loan deal after stint in England

Toronto FC moved to strengthen its roster Thursday, finalizing a deal to bring fullback Richie Laryea back into the fold.

The 27-year-old from Toronto spent three seasons in TFC colours before being sold to Nottingham Forest in January. But he saw limited playing time in England’s second tier, unable to crack a Forest lineup on a winning run under manager Steve Cooper, who led the team to promotion.

Toronto coach Bob Bradley, who doubles as the team’s sporting director, said the deal to bring back Laryea was “far” down the road.

“It’s not quite finished but I think we’re all optimistic that the main parts are done,” he said after training Thursday.

A deadline was looming with the MLS secondary transfer window closing at end of day.

The move fills a hole at right fullback for Toronto while giving Laryea a place to play in the lead-up to the November World Cup in Qatar.

Bradley said he…

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