Major League Soccer

Nashville SC sign Jacob Shaffelburg from Toronto FC on permanent deal following loan

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Shaffelburg made a strong impact at Nashville SC.
Shaffelburg made a strong impact at Nashville SC. / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville SC have permanently signed winger Jacob Shaffelburg from Toronto FC following his loan spell in the second half of the 2022 MLS season.

Shaffelburg joined Nashville in August and went on to score two goals and assist another in 10 appearances across all competitions - helping the club qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the third year running.

Nashville have parted with $300k General Allocation Money (GAM) for Shaffelburg's services, while a further $50k GAM could be payable if the 22-year-old meets certain performers markers. Shaffelburg has signed a deal through the 2026 MLS season with an option on a further year.

A four-time Canada international, Shaffelburg has played 53 times in the MLS regular season to date, scoring five goals and assisting a further five.

During his time with Toronto, he helped the club lift the 2020 Canadian Championship, replacing Jayden Nelson at half-time in the final as the Reds eventually beat Forge FC on penalties.

Shaffelburg has not been called up to John Herdman's roster for the 2022 World Cup, but did appear twice for Canada during qualifying, coming off the bench against both Jamaica and Panama.

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