TFC Republic's reader mailbag column is where I answer questions from subscribers about Toronto FC and Canadian soccer in general.
Here we go...
With no transfer moves coming through for Federico Bernardeschi, do you think he can accept he is staying here and really focus on himself and the team improving. Does John Herdman have what it takes to get his career back on track?
— Anthony Trentadue
Media reports had linked Federico Bernardeschi with transfer moves to several Serie A clubs for the past several weeks. It seemed inevitable that he was going to leave as several sources told TFC Republic that he was eager to return to Italy.
But when the European transfer window closed on Feb. 2, Bernardeschi ended up staying at Toronto FC as no deal materialized.