Although they recently brought in Finnish midfielder Lassi Lappalainen, Montreal Impact are keen to make more roster additions before the MLS secondary transfer window closes. As it turns out, one of those additions could easily be former Barcelona wonderkid Bojan Krkic.
According to influential Spanish outlet MARCA, Krkic is set to join Impact in the coming days and is keen to bring his talents to MLS. Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio adds that the 28-year-old forward met with club officials in Bologna and the two sides are “close to finalizing the deal.”
Krkic is currently a free agent after he negotiated to be released from his contract with Stoke City. He attracted interest from several clubs from Spain, including Real Mallorca and Granada, but he reportedly prefers a move to Montreal, which he sees as an opportunity to revive his career.
Bojan Krkic started his professional career with Barcelona and was considered one of the most talented Spanish soccer players of his generation early on. He was even dubbed as “new Messi” and was expected to become one of the team’s cornerstones.
Although he put in some solid performances in his first few seasons as a pro, Krkic failed to meet the high expectations. This resulted in Barca moving on from him and led to stints with Roma, Milan, and Ajax before he eventually landed with Stoke City.