Toronto FC sells young Canadian winger Jayden Nelson to Norway's Rosenborg

Toronto FC has sold 20-year-old winger Jayden Nelson to Norway's Rosenborg BK.

Nelson has made 50 appearances across all competitions since joining Toronto as a homegrown player in January 2020 but found himself behind Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi when the Italian stars joined the club midway through last season.

The return of veteran attacking midfielder Victor Vazquez also likely meant reduced played timing for the young Canadian.

Named the 2019 Canada Soccer Youth Player of the Year, Nelson has won four caps for the senior national team.

Located in Trondheim, Rosenborg is one of Norway's leading clubs with 26 league title and 12 Norwegian Cups.


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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2023.

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press