Italian veteran makes MLS move.
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that the club has come to terms with Italian defender Alessandro Nesta, who played 20 years in Italy’s first division and who won the FIFA World Cup in 2006. He will officially join the roster upon receiving his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). As per club and MLS policy, details of the deal have not been released. He will not be classified as a Designated Player. The Impact received first priority for Alessandro Nesta from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for allocation money.
SOURCE: Official Montreal Impact site
The Montreal Impact have done well to secure the signing of such a high profile player, a player who whilst 36 years of age is still very able to put in a season or two, maybe more, at the Canadian club.
Nesta has racked up over 300 appearances for AC Milan in his ten year spell at the San Siro during which the experienced centre back won the Serie A title twice and has two Champions League winners medals. The Rome born defender nine seasons in the Lazio first team before moving to Milan and picked up 78 caps before retiring after the 2006 World Cup, during which injury forced him out of the knockout stages and the final against France.
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