TORONTO - Denmark's Brondby IF says Norwegian international defender Sigurd Rosted is headed to Toronto FC.

Brondby said farewell to the 28-year-old centre back on its official Twitter account, saying the defender was travelling to Toronto “to negotiate his personal terms.”

Toronto, however, said nothing has been finalized yet.

Rosted started his career as a youth with Kjelsas IL before moving to Sarpsborg 08 FF, another Norwegian club, in 2015. In 2018, he joined Belgium's KKA, transferring to Brondby in the summer of 2109.

At almost six foot three, Rosted adds height as well as experience.

Toronto, which tied a franchise-worst by conceding 66 goals last year, has already added goalkeeper Sean Johnson, centre back Matt Hedges and fullback Raoul Petretta in the off-season in a bid to improve its backline.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 1, 2023.