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WEDNESDAY, 1:50 PM ET: The Impact announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have invited Binks to train with the club during preseason.
📰 18-year-old centre-back Luis Binks joined the Impact in St. Petersburg, Florida, after having been invited to train with the Montreal club. The England U19 international is a product of Tottenham Hotspur, in the English Premier League.#IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) February 5, 2020
WEDNESDAY, 1 PM ET: The Montreal Impact are set to add further defensive reinforcements, with TVA Sports analyst Vincent Destouches reporting that the Canadian club will add Tottenham Hotspur youth center back Luis Binks.
Binks, 18, is an England U-19 international who’s become a U-23 regular for Tottenham. He’s also featured for the Premier League club’s youth teams in UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup competitions.
Selon mes infos, Luis Binks est en passe de rejoindre #IMFC.— Vincent Destouches (@100_Soccer) February 5, 2020
Défenseur central de 18 ans, Binks évoluait jusqu’ici avec les U23 de Tottenham @SpursOfficial. Il est international U19 avec l’Angleterre.
Grand, gaucher, grande qualité de passe, spécialiste des longues diagonales.
Montreal, entering their first year with Thierry Henry as head coach, have already added two other defenders this offseason. Versatile defender Joel Waterman joined via transfer from Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC, while outside back Zachary Brault-Guillard joined via transfer from French club Olympique Lyonnais after spending the 2019 season on loan.
The Impact allowed 60 goals last year, which was the second highest total in the Eastern Conference. It was the fourth-highest total across all of MLS.
They’re looking to return to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2016, with their first MLS match of 2020 set for Feb. 29 at home against the New England Revolution. Montreal are also in the Concacaf Champions League after having won the Canadian Championship, with their opener set for Feb. 19 at Saprissa.