MLS Moves: Impact adds third French center back with Camacho transfer

The Montreal Impact has signed another French center back, making 27-year-old Rudy Camacho its third signing at the position since Remi Garde was hired as head coach.

Camacho's TAM transfer from Belgian club Waasland-Beveren was necessitated because of the loss of 31-year-old Zakaria Diallo, who is out for at least five months after tearing his Achilles tendon in practice four days before the start of the MLS season.

In the meantime, the Impact signed 36-year-old French defender Rod Fanni to a contract through June 30. Garde said the move to sign Fanni had nothing to do with Diallo's loss. Also out: Second-year defender Kyle Fisher, sidelined for four months with a fractured left shin.

“Rudy's arrival is very important for the team's central defense, even more so with the long-term injuries suffered by Zakaria Diallo and Kyle Fisher,” said Garde. “He's a solid defender, but he's also good at starting the attack. He was quickly seduced by the challenge of MLS, despite numerous solicitations he received from other European clubs after two very good seasons in Belgium's first division.”

Camacho hails from L'Arbresle, Garde’s hometown, and never played in higher than the French third tier until moving to Belgium in 2016.
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