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Impact looking to sign Argentine midfielder Bernardelo

The Canadian Press

7/22/2013 3:50:06 PM

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Impact are looking at signing Argentine midfielder Hernan Bernardello, possibly as a second designated player.

The Major League Soccer club said Monday that negotiations are at an advanced stage and that the player is to visit Montreal to meet with team officials and take a fitness test.

Bernardello, who turns 27 on Aug. 3, played three seasons for Newell's Old Boys in Argentina before moving to UD Almeria in Spain non a transfer. He played more than 100 games in Spain's top two divisions.

He was then loaned to Atletico Colon in Argentina.

He played once for his national team in 2009.

The Impact currently have one DP in striker Marco Di Vaio. The club was seeking to boost its roster for the second half of the MLS campaign and for CONCACAF Champions League matches.