Impact announce return of midfielder Hernan Bernardello

Hernan Bernardello, left, played for the Impact in 2013 and 2014. (Graham Hughes/CP)

The Montreal Impact announced on Sunday the return of Argentine midfielder Hernan Bernardello to the club, pending a medical and the approval of his ITC.

“We are very happy to have come to terms with Hernán and to bring him back with the Impact,” said Impact technical director Adam Braz. “We wanted to add this central midfield profile to our roster. He meets our needs.”

The midfielder will not count as a designated player, per Nicolas Martineau of TVA Sports.

Bernardello, 29, appeared in 18 matches for the Impact between 2013 and 2014 before joining Cruz Azul in Mexico. He went on to play for Newell’s Old Boys in his native land, and most recently helped Alaves secure promotion to La Liga in Spain.

The Impact are currently in fourth place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, four points adrift of New York City FC for the top spot.

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