Lucas Ontivero, Galatasaray midfielder, loaned to Impact
Montreal technical director Adam Braz pleased to add dynamic, attacking player
The Montreal Impact acquired Argentine midfielder Lucas Ontivero on loan from Turkish club Galatasaray, the Major League Soccer club announced Monday.
Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
"After analysing our roster during the off-season, we felt we needed to add a dynamic attacking midfielder," Impact technical director Adam Braz said in a statement. "Lucas fits the profile that we were looking for and we are excited to have him join our team from the start of training camp."
"We are pleased to add a creative player who can play on both wings," added head coach Mauro Biello.
The Impact were short an outside midfielder since veteran Justin Mapp signed as a free agent with Kansas City.
Ontivero, 21, a left-footed player, was on loan from Galatasaray to Olympija in the Slovenian league,where he scored four goals in 11 games, including nine starts.
He was a member of the youth systems of both Argentine club San Lorenzo (2004-2006) and Spanish club Real Madrid (2006-2009).