The saga is finally over, but it unfortunately is not the result that Philadelphia Union fans were hoping it to be.
Sebastien Le Toux's trade to the Vancouver Whitecaps is now official, a source close to the situation told the Brotherly Game. The source did not know of the details of what the trade would involve, other than Le Toux heading to Canada.
The 28-year-old was originally thought to be on his way to Bolton Wanderers, of the English Premier League, but the transfer fell through when Bolton declared that Le Toux hadn't given the team enough time prior to the transfer deadline to figure things out.
The same source told the Brotherly Game that Le Toux was fighting to remain in Philadelphia, but that there wasn't much reciprocation from the team on that matter.
Kerith Gabriel, of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, reported yesterday that the Union were seeking around $1 million from Bolton in a transfer involving Le Toux, suggesting that the team is expecting a similar number from the Whitecaps.
Vancouver emerged as a possible destination for Le Toux last night, when the Brotherly Game, Alan Nixon of Mirror Football and Gabriel, all reported that sources had informed them of a trade developing between the Whitecaps and the Union. Irfaan Gaffer said over twitter that a deal would most likely not include a player sent to the Union in return.
Le Toux is the leading scorer, and facilitator, in Union history, with 25 goals and 20 assist in two years with Philadelphia.