In an effort to get into the Brazilian team for the World Cup 2014, QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar will be joining the MLS outside Toronto. This news has been confirmed by Brazil’s national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Cesar recently moved to QPR from Inter Milan in the hope of trying a new challenge. He had been one of the best goalkeepers in the world for a few years at Inter Milan. During this period, he won numerous titles including the Champions league. However, his performances dipped around the 2011 season.
This led to his departure from Inter Milan and into QPR where he struggled for most of the period. The club was also relegated to the Championship after just two seasons in the top division. In the Championship, manager Harry Redknapp has been preparing the services of goalkeeper Robert Green over Cesar. This has put the future of Cesar at national level in jeopardy. Brazil are also not strong in this area, which left Scolari with no other option but asking Cesar to play regular football if he was to get into the national team.
Cesar appears to have agreed to this prospect after Scolari announced recently that the player will be joining Toronto before the start of the new season.
“Julio is in our group, he should be officially introduced to his new club. Toronto should be finalising the last few details and he should be in great condition. There will be no problem with him. Lots of players arrives in the United States thinking it will be easy and then end up not playing. They stay for four or five months and then leave. We wish he were playing and now he will be. The MLS is not the end of [a] career,” said Scolari about the future of Cesar.