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Montreal set to seal record transfer deal for Alejandro Silva with Olimpia

Alejandro Silva - Montreal Impact - Walks off the field


Update (1/3, 11:30 am ET)

Silva was greeted by throngs of media and excited Olimpia fans as he arrived at the Asuncion airport on Wednesday, signaling that his club-record transfer from the Montreal Impact to the Paraguayan club is nearly complete:

The Impact acknowledged as much via their Twitter feed on New Year's Day:

Silva represents a showcase acquisition for Olimpia as they prepare to defend their 2018 league title and mount a challenge in Copa Libertadores.

Update (12/29, 5:00 pm ET)

TVA Sports analyst Vincent Destouches is now reporting that Silva's transfer is "almost complete" and that it is expected to be the biggest transfer in Impact history. It will also allow the club to get Silva's salary off the books; his total compensation for 2018 was $800,040, per the MLS Players' Association.

Original (12/27, 5:00 pm EST)

After a successful first season in MLS with the Montreal Impact, Alejandro Silva has suitors interested in his signature.

One of his former clubs, Paraguayan side Olimpia, want to re-acquire the winger from Montreal, though no deal has been signed due to Silva's price tag, according to Olimpia president Marco Trovato

Silva, 29, joined the Impact in March from Argentine side Lanus. He scored five goals and 11 assists in 31 appearances (27 starts) in 2018. Previously the Uruguayan made 26 appearances for Olimpia across two stints with the club, contributing three goals and seven assists.