Laurent Robert joins Toronto FC

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Toronto FC signed midfielder Laurent Robert after Derby County freed him of his contractual obligations. details of the contract were not released per team and league policy.

We are thrilled to have Laurent join Toronto FC and become part of our club. He's a tremendous player with a lot of talent and we expect him to come in and make an impact with our team straight away. He's played at every level, and is a true professional in every respect.

– Mo Johnston, General Manager

Laurent Robert has been capped by France and have been with number of Europe's biggest clubs in England, Portugal, and his native France.

I've spent a lot of time with him, and I know a lot about his game. He'll be a big asset to the team, he's got pace, his ability on free kicks is top class and he's a great finisher.

– John Carver, Head Coach

Laurent Robert is no stranger to Toronto FC head coach John Carver. He played for Carver while he was with Newcastle United.

Robert will be available the game on Saturday against D.C. United, pending the completion of his International Transfer Certificate.