Report: Toronto FC eyeing Sao Paolo right back on loan

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The MLS Cup champions aren’t messing around this offseason, and with an already strong lineup, Greg Vanney is prepared to add more weapons.

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Globo Esporte reported on Friday that Toronto FC is seeking a loan move for Sao Paolo defender Auro ahead of the 2018 season.

A separate report from the Toronto Sun suggested that the Eastern Conference side is ready to pay up to $750,000 for the 22-year-old right back.

Auro has been with Sao Paolo since signing professionally back in 2014, but has played on loan with several sides, including fellow Brazilian sides Linense and America Mineiro.

TFC already added defensive depth this winter with the signing of Dutch international Gregory van der Wiel.