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Mohamed Farsi attracting interest from MLS & Europe following Cavalry FC departure

Chris Smith
Farsi has been one of the most exciting players in the Canadian Premier League over the past two seasons.
Farsi has been one of the most exciting players in the Canadian Premier League over the past two seasons. / Courtesy: Canada Soccer
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Canadian right-back Mohamed Farsi is attracting serious interest from MLS and Europe following his departure from Cavalry FC, 90min can reveal.

The 21-year-old has been one of the shining lights of the Canadian Premier League over the past two seasons.

After joining from Algerian side AS Aïn M'lila in 2020, Farsi turned out 38 times for Cavalry FC across all competitions, scoring twice and setting up another five goals. His dynamism in the final third has been particularly impressive, with Farsi also able to operate as a wing-back or winger.

Farsi was named Canadian Premier League Under-21 Canadian Player of the Year in 2020, while his strong domestic form has seen him pick up two caps for Canada's U23 side as a late substitute against El Salvador and Honduras. He remains uncapped at senior level and is also eligible for Algeria through his parents.

But Farsi is now a free agent after leaving Cavalry at the end of the 2021 campaign and it's safe to say he won't be short of options this winter.

Sources have informed 90min that clubs from North America and a number of European countries have already made offers for Farsi, while there has also been interest from MLS. As such, the Montreal-born defender is yet to make a decision on his future.

90min also understands that Farsi doesn't feel pressure to go to Europe at all costs and would only be convinced by a 'serious project', rather than settling for a 'stepping stone' club.

Should Farsi get a big European move, it would be a great advert for the CanPL. Thus far, the league's most high-profile departures have been winger Tristan Borges - who joined OH Leuven in Belgium from Forge FC for $300k in January 2020 only to return on loan in March 2021 - and center-back Joel Waterman, who joined CF Montreal from Cavalry last year.

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