The Impact means with his star player Ignacio Piatti

Sport 29 September, 2017

Photo: Graham Hughes Archive The canadian Press
The midfielder of argentine Ignacio Piatti

Ignacio Piatti has decided to remain in the metropolis, in spite of the setbacks experienced by the Montreal Impact this season in MLS.


The club announced on Thursday that it had entered into an agreement with the midfielder of argentine so that he prolongs his stay in Montreal beyond the month of June, 2018. However, it is unknown the duration of the agreement, which was not specified in the press release of the organization.


The Impact indicated that a press conference will be held to this effect during the break for international, that is to say, somewhere during the two weeks after the game on Saturday night against the Rapids of Colorado.


“We are very pleased that “Nacho” has decided to remain in Montreal, ” said Impact president, Joey Saputo. This is a player of international class who is without a doubt among the best in the league. Our supporters will have the opportunity to continue to enjoy its great qualities that will help us achieve our goals. “


“I am very happy with this new arrangement for me and my family, said Piatti. I wanted to stay in Montreal with a club, a city and the supporters that I appreciate very much. “


This news is not totally surprising, given the fact that the designated player 32-years-old himself had said last week that he had “good news” to announce.


In the middle of the month of August, Piatti had sown the seed of doubt in the minds of montreal supporters, declaring after a 3-0 victory over the Fire in Chicago that he only had maybe a dozen meetings to play with the team.


Piatti was then addressed the crowd after being named the player of the match and had made this statement-shock.


A few moments later in the locker room, Piatti had stated his desire to stay with the team, but had repeated that it was “the club to decide” whether he would be back in 2018.


Since his arrival with the Impact in 2014, Piatti has scored 47 goals in 90 regular season games in MLS. He added five goals in eight playoff games.