Toronto FC added another experienced piece to their roster on Thursday, signing 33-year-old French midfielder Benoit Cheyrou.

Cheyrou spent the last seven years at French club Olympique de Marseille, recording 28 goals and 42 assists in 304 games across all competitions for the club and earning Ligue 1 Team of the Year honors in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10. The deep-lying midfielder helped L’OM to the 2009-10 Ligue 1 title and three straight Coupe de la Ligue titles from 2010-12.

Toronto GM Tim Bezbatchenko on the signing:

“Benoit’s vision and his ability to distribute the ball are two very distinct qualities that have made him such a successful player throughout his career, both domestically in France and in European competition.

He has a wealth of experience and success and is another important piece that complements the ones we currently have in place. We are very excited to bring him to Toronto FC.”

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