Radio silence between Bojan and the Impact


The Impact’s sporting director, Olivier Renard, no longer has so much hope of bringing Catalan midfielder Bojan Krkic back to the team for 2021.

The 30-year-old had an option on his contract that was to make him a Designated Player in 2021, but the club did not activate it even though he wanted to retain his services. However, Bojan has since chosen to return to Spain, which bodes badly for the future.

“Bojan had communicated that he missed his fiancée and his family. In my opinion, he is very busy because for the moment, I do not have too much feedback, ”summarized Renard, Saturday evening, at TVA Sports.

« There is no problem, I am continuing the business that we have to do, and I hope to be able to announce very soon where we want to go », he added.

Currently, Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama is the Impact’s only designated player. According to Renard, it is not certain that the Montreal eleven will field another designated player when the next season begins. It could even play with certain mechanisms specific to the MLS to give itself more leeway.

« In our workforce, we have several TAM players (high salaries lowered in the payroll with allowance money), whose contract is superior to certain designated players from other teams, he first stressed. . Where I am coming from is that the label « TAM » or « designated player », that does not really have an impact. « 

“I can have multiple strategies,” he continued. Yes, we can have two, or three nominated players next season, but maybe I’ll bring up some TAM players into nominated players to give myself a lot of room under the TAM space and maybe take several players out of the way. place of only one. « 

For now, the Impact has three TAM players in Rudy Camacho, Romell Quioto and Maxi Urruti. Bojan was one too, technically.

The transfer market will open for a few hours on Sunday in MLS. However, the sporting director is not sure he will be very active.

« We analyze all the players, we also talk to many other players from other championships, » he assured. The important thing for me is to strengthen the team, whether with players who are already in the league or who come from outside. We will see in what style we will decide to move forward, but all the doors are open. ”

Regarding Thierry Henry, despite some rumors, Renard says that there is « not a shadow of a doubt » that the Impact head coach will be at his post when the start of the season. next season.

Finally, Renard made a point of throwing flowers at the Crew in Columbus. The 2020 MLS Cup finalist is an example to follow, he believes.

“Columbus is a team that shows everyone the way to change from year to year and become a strong team,” he said. It’s nice to see that if you do a good job, you can quickly change the sporting situation in this league ”.

Watch Olivier Renard’s pre-game pre-game interview for the MLS Finals in the video above.


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