Defender Cabrera returning to Impact in 2016

Toronto FC and Montreal Impact will meet in the MLS Eastern Conference final. (Graham Hughes/CP)

The Montreal Impact announced on Saturday that they have signed defender Victor Cabrera to a long-term contract after transferring from River Plate.

“We are really happy to bring Victor Cabrera back,” Impact technical director Adam Braz said in a news release.

“He was able to integrate quickly with the team and played an important and consistent role in the team’s success in both Champions league and MLS.”

The deal between River Plate and the Impact includes a future clause. If Cabrera is sold by Montreal, then the Argentinean club will receive a percentage of the transfer fee.

The 22-year-old made 21 regular-season appearances and helped lead the club to the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2015. Cabrera played in four games, recording one goal and one assist in the competition.