Thursday May 24 2012
Impact announce Di Vaio swoop

MLS outfit Montreal Impact have confirmed the signing of veteran Bologna striker Marco Di Vaio.

The move was expected and the forward will touch down in North America on Sunday before being unveiled to the media on Monday.

He will take part in his first training session with his new club on June 16.

“I am very proud to become a member of the Montreal Impact and to start this new phase of my career,” Di Vaio told the club’s website.

“I have accepted with great enthusiasm the challenge of joining an enticing championship like MLS. I am extremely eager to make the entire club proud, from the President to its supporters.

“From a personal standpoint, I had a good feeling from our very first meeting in Bologna with the Impact President and sporting director.

“They made my family and I feel good about this project in Montreal. It was not an easy choice to leave Bologna, but I hope to be able to serve a similar role in Montreal.

“I am prepared to give everything I have, including my experience and leadership for my Coaches, my teammates and the club.”

The 35-year-old concluded the season at the Dall’Ara with 10 goals in 37 games for the Rossoblu.