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Report : Siaka Tiene set to sign with the Montreal Impact

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Didier Drogba might not be the only one Ivory Coast native to wear the bleu-blanc-noir.

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Patrick Leduc doesn't talk about transfer rumours and potential signings but the most recent report from the RDS soccer analyst affirms that Ivory Coast left back, Siaka Tiene,  to Montreal.

The Drogba effect seems to be in full effect on the Montreal Impact's transfer "philosophy" as the club seems to be on the brink of signing the 33-year old left-back, who plied his trade in France's Ligue 1, after leaving his youth club l'ASEC Mimosas.

The Ivorian international made his name at Valenciennes from where he was picked up by pre-QSI Paris Saint-Germain, where he spent 3 years. Since 2013, Tiene was under contract with Montpellier but was not renewed at the end of the 2015 season.

A free agent since 2015, it will be interesting to see where Siaka Tiene would fit in MLS and more important the Impact as the club has options with both Ambroise Oyongo and Donny Toia. Though Oyongo might be on his way out to Europe, as per his aspirations, it is not clear if that move would happen before the 2016 MLS season starts or during the summer.

As per Toia, the outstanding young left-back might see more competition at his position with the potential arrival of Tiene.

Stay tuned for more.