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“What does Toronto FC want to pay” for Bas Ent, asks DDL exec

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Bas Ent could be in Toronto FC colours next season.

Ent, a 23-year-old from Zaandam, Netherlands, has received serious interest from TFC, who gave the pacy winger a 45-minute trial in a friendly with EPL side Bolton Wanderers earlier this year. Dutch media has reported that Ent has already signed with the MLS club but there are plenty of details to work out before he officially goes to Toronto.

“He is not eligible until we let him go,” says Mike Mossel, co-owner of Dayton Dutch Lions FC, the USL Premier Development League team that Ent played on last season. “The question is what does Toronto want to pay for him and how much do we want for him?”

Bas Ent

Ent currently has a three-year contract with the Lions but Mossel doesn’t anticipate that an agreement will be tough to reach. He says that rather than accepting compensation, there is a possibility of DDL FC and TFC forming some type of partnership.

“I don’t want to be in the way of Bas,” says Mossel. “This is a great step for him and for our club of course, a guy going to MLS after one year.”

The Columbus Crew were also in the running for Ent’s services after seeing him impress in a friendly between DDL FC and the Crew in June. Ent scored two goals and created six more in 16 games with the 8-3-5 Lions, who will move up to USL PRO for 2011. His blistering runs down the right flank and precise crosses were critical to DDL’s offensive success.

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