Jairo Torres is lastly becoming a member of the Chicago Fire as the brand new DP

Jairo Torres has arrived in Chicago.

The new designated participant has moved to Major League Soccer simply over two months for the reason that signing was formally introduced. He joins Liga MX facet Atlas FC after finishing a document $ 6 million contract in February.

Although the timing could seem odd contemplating that Atlas FC simply certified for the quarter-finals of the Liga MX play-offs, the MLS contract was depending on Torres staying together with his boys’ membership till 1 May.

Although he is not going to be participating within the post-season event, the ahead helped lead Atlas to a Liga MX title in December and recorded 32 appearances this yr between Apertura and Clausura.

“A player like Jairo can make a coach’s life a lot easier, take away a few sleepless nights,” head coach Ezra Hendrickson informed the media on Tuesday at a digital press convention.

“He is a player with very good technical ability, especially 1v1s. That is something we need in this team. I think the fans will enjoy watching him play.”

Torres is doubtless to soar proper into issues when Chicago travels to Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend to face Atlanta United.

“Is anyone from Atlanta listening?” Hendrickson joked when requested about his availability, earlier than including, “He’s here to play.”

Torres first began his profession with Atlas youth academy and labored himself up earlier than making his debut with the senior crew in 2019. He recorded 119 appearances for the Mexican facet earlier than leaping.

“I’m really, really happy to be here,” Torres mentioned via a translator. “I’m very excited to be a part of the Chicago Fire. I’m grateful the club is waiting for me to come here.”

When he introduced the deal, Chicago’s technical director Sebastian Pelzer mentioned the membership was significantly captivated by the participant’s technical high quality and pace of labor, which irritated his talents for the followers.

“When he saw him live, he was even better than on screen,” Pelzer mentioned.

He stands as Fire’s second offseason addition to strengthen the assault, together with Xherdan Shaqiri.

“One of the problems we have is getting into the last third and once we’re there, the quality has not been there,” Hendrickson mentioned.

“I think he will compliment Shaq really well. Shaq can play a cross ball and Jairo is someone who can be at the end of it. Then there is 1 on 1, Jairo is really good at it.”

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