Montreal set to land former QPR winger Michael Petrasso

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The MLS club is on the verge of signing the Canadian winger, who recently left Queens Park Rangers

The Montreal Impact are set to sign Canadian national team midfielder Mike Petrasso, sources confirmed to Goal on Sunday.

A product of the Toronto FC Academy, Petrasso left Canada in 2013 to sign with Queens Park Rangers. After a series of loan moves, including a two-year stint with Notts County, Petrasso was sidelined by a long-term injury that further limited his ability to break through at QPR.

Petrasso formally left QPR on Friday after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract, which paves the way for the winger to join Montreal for the 2018 season.

Petrasso has made eight appearances for the Canadian national team, with his first coming back in June of 2016 when he was just 20. 

He also represented Canada at the youth levels, earning a silver medal at the 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.

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The 22-year-old joins a host of talented young Canadians at the club. The Impact recently had eight players called into the Canadian U-23 side, including first-team players James Pantemis, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, Shamit Shome and David Choiniere. 

The Impact finished the 2017 MLS season ninth in the Eastern Conference, 11 points back of the playoff spots. 

 

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