FC Montreal recruit goalkeeper Sebastian Breza on loan from Bologna FC
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CF Montreal have acquired goalkeeper Sebastian Breza on loan from Bologna FC, the club announced on Tuesday. The two clubs are both owned by Joey Saputo.
Breza, 23, played for different teams in the lower divisions in Italy, most regularly with Potenza Calcio in Serie D and then in Serie C, where he made 54 appearances. He has yet to make his debut with Bologna. Born in Ottawa, Breza is a young Canadian international.
“We are happy to welcome this Canadian international with us,” said sporting director Olivier Renard in a club press release. “He is very talented and already knows several players on this team, and he will bring additional competition to Clément. [Diop] and James [Pantemis]. “
The goalkeeper joins as part of a busy offseason for the club. Wilfried Nancy took over as head coach after Thierry Henry left, while the club added key players such as Bjorn Johnsen, Djordje Mihailovic, Kiki Struna and more.
Breza is the latest player to move from Bologna to Montreal in recent seasons, following Orji Okwonwko, Lassi Lappalainen, Saphir Taider and others.
Montreal will open its 2021 season on April 17 against Toronto FC.