After the self-invented Schallibaum clause and the famous Piatti watch, its time for the Piatti affair. Its neither a riveting Dan Brown novel nor a dramatic Tom Clancy spy thriller. The Montreal Impact's future designated player told to a Buenos Aires radio, Radio Grafica, that he wants to make a good impression with the Impact.
No controversy yet but it's coming.
But Ignacio 'Nacho' Piatti added that he would want to play in New York or Miami hence creating confusion and havoc in the #IMFC realm . For the exact quote, we will confer to our friends at Le Footeur who broke the story and master the Spanish language.
My goal is to go to Canada to look good and then see if there are opportunities in the United States. I would like to play in New York or Miami.
Montreal Impact fan (super-fan maybe?) , Pierre Mailhot, summarizes the Piatti Affair perfectly with a witty tweet.
Where's Piatti? Body in San Lorenzo. Wallet in Montreal. Mind in New York or Miami. ça résume la situation actuelle non? #IMFC
— Pierre Mailhot (@sambapete) August 12, 2014
What did we learn from this?
- I don't speak Spanish nor claim to understand it with ease.
- Ignacio Piatti might seem confused when you read Le Footeur's transcript of his interview but he might just be very frank but also unaware of the reach of the Internet.
- The Montreal Impact's horrendous season does not help in any way, shape or form to release any kind of pressure on this affair. The club has not commented on this and it's a good thing.
- Montreal Impact fans are very nervous and susceptible to adverse news surrounding the club they support: a sign that they still care but for how long?