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Montreal to nab Algerian DP Taider from Bologna

Bologna FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A

BOLOGNA, ITALY - DECEMBER 30: Saphir Taider of Bologna FC in action during the serie A match between Bologna FC and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on December 30, 2017 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

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The loss of Swiss power Blerim Dzemaili is a big one for the Montreal Impact, but another World Cup player may be taking his place in Quebec.

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Tutto Bologna reports that Algerian playmaker Saphir Taider, 25, is set to sign with the Impact on a contract through 2020.

On loan to Montreal last season, Dzemaili went back to Bologna. Taider is coming back the other way and will reportedly be a Designated Player.

Taider isn’t as consistent a player as Dzemaili, but presents a skill set that should be a massive problem for MLS midfields.

He has 42 caps with five goals for Algeria, and was once property of Juventus. He spent parts of four seasons at Inter Milan, with loan stints back to Bologna, at Sassuolo, and a unremarkable time at Southampton.

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