Following a solid Gold cup tournament outing produced by Canadian international Samuel Piette, many Impact fans have been clamoring for a transfer involving the French Canadian. Due to his resounding performances in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, an abundance of teams from Europe and North America alike have tabled offers to the defensive midfielder. The Montreal Impact are among the teams in the hunt for the ‘Bulldog’.
After plenty of strenuous speculation about the future of Samuel Piette, it seems to be the case that he will come back to his birthplace, Quebec.
Hearing @impactmontreal have signed midfielder @samuelpiette pic.twitter.com/pHeGPKr4W0— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) August 1, 2017
Montreal's most recent acquisition will benefit this organization exceedingly acknowledging what the Bulldog can bring to the table. Piette may be diminutive in stature, but his feistiness on the pitch will assuredly prove doubters wrong as they'll instantly latch their eyes on the youngster. Also, Piette can efficiently strip the ball away from his opponents with ease.
The Repentigny, Quebec native is an excellent signing considering that he can perhaps bode well with the team's current formation of 4-2-3-1. As I speak, our current defensive midfielders are Calum Mallace, who has not received the playing time to prove his worth, Italian Marco Donadel and the incumbent defensive midfielder. Samuel Piette would determine to be a fabulous addition to this team knowing that Marco Donadel and Patrice Bernier are at the tail end of their career at the ages of 34 and 37 respectively. Also, it's imperative to acknowledge the fact that Calum Mallace will most likely be unable to fill in the void considering his inconsistency. Without the likes of Donadel and Bernier, our defensive midfield position is obviously quite shallow, to say the least. Nevertheless, if we were to bring him into the fold, the French Canadian's flamboyance would certainly attract the eyes of many. What makes such acquisition even more commendable is that his style of play is identical to that of fellow Quebecor, Patrice Bernier. The two respected players show a defensive steadiness and the ability to intercept the ball. Due to the skillset of Samuel Piette, he can easily fill the void when Patrice Bernier inevitably retires. Knowing the fact that Montreal concedes plenty of goals on a weekly basis, the Bulldog can certainly aid the team's defensive woes. Even now, Samuel Piette's ability on the pitch alone will catapult him to the upper echelon in terms of depth on defensive midfielders,
Samuel Piette Player Profile:
Position: Defensive midfielder
Weight: 160 lbs
Birthdate and birthplace: November 12, 1994, in Repentigny, Canada
Last club: CD Izarra