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CF Montréal: Off Season Checklist

Where does the club go from here?

MLS: Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals-New York City FC at FC Montreal David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports

CF Montréal enter perhaps their most important off season in recent memory. Off the success of a hugely great regular season that ended in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals, the club will undergo a massive transition as the club have many departures and renewals to make.

Today, we take a look at the three most immediate questions to answer.

1 Wilfried Nancy, will he stay or go?

You really can’t address the roster until the coaching situation is buttoned up. Nancy has an option from the club to stay and it needs to be confirmed and signed relatively soon if the club is to have him at the help for this renewal of the club. A new logo, many new players and more, it would be really wise to have Nancy stay o as the caretaker of the first team.

He has received really heavy interest from MLS clubs as Houston and Columbus are in on him. The club need to keep him and make the deal soon. Nancy has done wonders and with some key investments and fulfilling his wishlist could help the club remain in the top of the Eastern Conference.

2 Midfield Queries

As Djordje Mihailovic heads for the Netherlands and Ismael Kone more than likely goes abroad, the club have work to do in midfield. Even with Alan Sonora, a rumored arrival, the club would be wise to add more star power in midfield or take an MLS regular and put him in here (hello, Eryk Williamson).

Then, we have the Victor Wanyama factor, who looks likely to exit as the club look elsewhere for the designated player spots. A fresh three spots could be available and it would be a prudent choice to bring an MLS experienced player here. What will they decide?

3 Strikers, who stays?

Amid the questions are those in the striker position. Romell Quioto, Mason Toye and Kei Kamara, hree good players who could all come back next season. In fact, if Quioto can be bought down all three should be brought back. That would leave the club with three DP spots to strengthen the other areas of the team. These three are more than enough, as this season proved, to lead the line for a contending team.

There you have it, what are your predictions for this off season?