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Daniel Paponi joins the Montreal Impact on a 1-year loan

Both Bologna FC and the Montreal Impact have confirmed that Daniele Paponi is joining Montreal on a 1-year loan until December 31st 2013 with an option for purchase .

Gabriele Guerra / Iguana Press

Daniele Paponi makes it official and is a Montreal Impact for the 2013 MLS season. After a 10-day trial with the club, the 24-year old forward has proved enough to get a contract. Already familiar with Andrea Pisanu and Marco Di Vaio,his integration in a Italian oriented club was never in question.

His arrival has already brought questions over the status of Andrew Wenger in the hierarchy of forwards. His official signing might not necessarily mean the end of Wenger. Au contraire, having more options and depth can help players and club alike.

The Montreal Impact have just released an official statement confirming Paponi joining the club.

Montreal Impact sporting director Nick De Santis commenting on the player's quality

He is a player that can add a lot of offensive depth to our roster. He has qualities and a profile that differ from Marco Di Vaio and Andrew Wenger. He plays well with his back to goal, he's very intense and possesses many characteristics required to be an MLS player. He is still very young and could become an important piece of this team in the future.

Bologna FC Press Release

Paponi in prestito ai Montreal Impact

Il Bologna F.C. 1909 comunica di aver raggiunto l'accordo con i Montreal Impact per il trasferimento a titolo provvisorio fino al 31 dicembre, con diritto di riscatto, dell'attaccante Daniele Paponi.

-- Loose Google Translation

Paponi loaned to Montreal Impact
The Bologna F.C. 1909 announces that it has reached an agreement with the Montreal Impact for the transfer on a provisional basis until December 31, with an option to purchase, the attacker Daniele Paponi.