Piatti may have landed himself in hot water with Impact fans for some comments made earlier this week over the radio in Buenos Aires.Ignacio Piatti hasn’t played a game yet with the Montreal Impact, and he’s already thinking about potential future destinations.
In an interview with Buenos Aires radio station Grafica, Piatti explained that he sees his time with the Impact as a stepping stone for a move to a club south of the border.
“My objective is to go to Canada, make a good impression, and then see if there's possibilities in the United States,” Piatti said. “I’d like to play for New York or Miami.”
The Impact signed Piatti to a designated player deal from Argentine club San Lorenzo in July. The club even gave the 29-year-old permission to remain with his former club for as long as it stayed alive in the Copa Libertadores. San Lorenzo has reached the two-leg final against Paraguayan outfit Nacional, but Piatti won’t be able to play the return leg Wednesday, as the game falls past the Aug. 6 MLS international transfer deadline. The first leg finished 1-1.
Piatti said he hopes to be able to suit up for the Impact as early as Saturday, when they host Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo.
The Impact sit last place in MLS with a dismal 14 points from 21 games.
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