Christine Roger of Radio-Canada has reported that Swiss midfielder Blerim Dzemaili, the Impact's next designated player, will arrive in Montreal next week, said his agent on Tuesday, information confirmed later in the day by the head coach Mauro Biello.
Back in December Dzemaili had signed a contract with the Montreal Impact that would have seen him playing with the team in July, now since the news has come out that Bologna is willing to release him, he will be joining the team much earlier.
Dzemaili’s agent said to Radio-Canada "Blerim will definitely be in Montreal before the end of next week," The agent added that the wife of Dzemaili, Erjona Sulejmani, and their son, Luan, would arrive in Montreal in mid-June.
With Dzemaili joining the Montreal Impact in the next 10 days we now wonder when will he actually start playing with the team. The Impact is playing D.C United this weekend which is in less than 10 days so they won't be an option, the next game after that is against Colombus Crew on the 13th of May which then again maybe too early. The most probable date we will see Dzemaili in an Impact jersey will be on May 20th at Stade Saputo against the Portland Timbers. It will be in front of a home crowd and a whole week after he arrived in Montreal, this seems the most probable date.