Toronto FC signs de­fender Mavinga

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

Toronto FC have signed French-born Con­golese de­fender Chris Mavinga. The 25-year-old Mavinga joined Liver­pool as an 18-year-old in 2009 from Paris Saint-Ger­main where he came through the youth sys­tem. He played for the Liver­pool re­serves and was loaned to Bel­gium’s Genk the next year be­fore mov­ing to Rennes in France in 2011. He joined Rus­sia’s Ru­bin Kazan in 2013 with loan spells at Reims and Troyes in France. Mavinga can play left full­back and cen­tre back, of­fer­ing head coach Greg Van­ney more op­tions in his 3-5-2 for­ma­tion.

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