A report from Chicago's Guillermo Rivera is sending Harry Shipp to the Montreal Impact. The report is huge by itself as Shipp is a highly touted young offensive player, coming up the ranks of the Chicago Fire youth system. There are no more details at this point but hearing that only allocation money and-or target allocation money is going the Chicago's way
Sources: #cf97 have traded Harry Shipp to Montreal. Details forthcoming.— Guillermo Rivera (@FireConf) February 13, 2016
The 24-year old has already played 66 MLS games, scoring 10 goals and accumulating 14 assists. Keep in mind that he was playing in a struggling Fire squad that might be looking to rejuvenate its image and player profiles under the new direction of General Manager Nelson Rodriguez, who brought in Veljko Paunovic as head coach.
Paunovic was the former coach of the Serbian U-20 side that won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
It would be surprising to only allocation and TAM going back to Chicago as the Impact has a plethora of midfield players with good trade value. It might just mean that the club wants to keep relative depth while adding more offensive talent.
Stay tuned for more.