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Montreal Impact Looking at a Sober Transfer Market

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Do not expect the Montreal Impact to make a big splash during the winter transfer market.

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As stated by Nick De Santis a few times during the off-season, the Montreal Impact will not be overhauling the club as some few clubs did. Aiming for stability and continuity on the pitch, the club is looking to add a couple of pieces to the roster.

At this point, it is not clear if those pieces would integrate a starting eleven directly and becoming part of the team's core. It is also not clear if the club is looking to add more depth and options, something that it was lacking since joining Major League Soccer in 2012.

Sources close to the club have confirmed that the Impact is in advanced talks with '' a couple '' of players. With the recent signing of Nelson Rivas, the additions would probably be for the left side of the midfield (or winger) and another striker.

A few other colleagues have written and tweeted that Montreal is actively looking for offensive help. And with the availability of Marco Pappa, who is looking to come back to MLS, the fit would almost seem perfect. But the winger has had his name mentioned in rumours with D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders.

As De Santis stated many times, the Impact has little wiggle room under the salary cap. Even though, the club traded allocation money to get FC Dallas' 5th overall pick in the first round. Does that put more pressure on Eric Miller to be part of the club's immediate plans? Being a Generation Adidas, Miller is much more attractive for the Impact and fills

Without knowing exactly what type of players will be joining the Montreal Impact, the club is close to bring a couple of players , which we would see during pre-season. But expect the Impact to try and make a splash after the 2014 World Cup but until then, think sober for the start of the 2014 season.