Toronto, ON (November 12, 2020) – York9 FC is incredibly excited to announce the signing of Brazilian winger William Wallace on a full transfer from international heavyweights Fluminense Football Club.
The 18-year-old, a native of Fortaleza in the northeast of the country, has signed a two-year deal with an option for a further twelve months and will arrive early in 2021.
Wallace is a dynamic left-footed midfielder who boasts electrifying pace, a sharpness on the ball and a cool head in front of goal. Although he usually operates on either flank, Wallace has experience playing inside and further back too. Prior to joining Fluminense, he excelled at Floresta-CE and was one of the standout performers in the Under-17 Campeonato Cearense – the state championship – last year. His displays attracted the interest of a host of elite Brazilian sides, though it was Fluminense – the storied Rio de Janeiro club that plays its home games at the iconic Maracana Stadium and counts the likes of Carlos Alberto, Rivelino, Romario and Thiago Silva as former players – that won the race for his signature.
Now, York9 FC have swooped to secure his services and the club’s Managing Consultant, Angus McNab, is understandably delighted, not only at the prospect of Wallace dazzling Nine Stripes’ supporters next term but also because of the magnitude of the deal and what it means for both the organization and the Canadian Premier League.
“First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Mario Bittencourt, President of Fluminense FC, for his time and willingness to work with us on this transfer”, McNab says.
“We respect Fluminense as a true giant of world football so to conclude this agreement with them is a big moment for our club. William is a player that has unbelievable potential. His ability and versatility as a winger, midfielder and wing-back is really impressive. He’s been a regular for Fluminense’s Under-20 side and his performances really caught our eye. He’s got the ability to contribute on both sides of the ball and is a great addition to the squad”.
“William will join the squad in the New Year once we’ve processed all the necessary paperwork and we can’t wait for our fans to meet him and welcome him to the club”.
Meanwhile, Wallace sees the move as an ideal opportunity to develop as a player and showcase his ability.
“I am very happy with this opportunity at York9 FC”, he says.
“It’s going to be my first time playing abroad and the Canadian Premier League and York9 is a place where I’ll be able to keep improving my skills and show off my talent and hard work. I want to thank Angus McNab for his efforts to sign me and Fluminenese for all their support in my career. I am now really looking forward to meeting my new teammates, the coaching staff and – of course – the amazing fans. See you guys soon!”