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Costa Rican attacking midfielder Johan Venegas joins Montreal Impact

Mexico's Miguel Layun (7) and Costa Rica's Johan Venegas (17) fight for control of the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Sunday, July 19, 2015, at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. AP Photo/Seth Wenig

MONTREAL – Attacking midfielder Johan Venegas was acquired by the Montreal Impact on Monday.

The club completed the transfer for the Costa Rican international from club L.D. Alajuelense.

Targeted allocation money was used to acquire Venegas.

The deal will become official upon receipt of his international transfer certificate (ITC) and his work permit.

As per MLS policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are very happy to have completed the transfer and signing of Johan Venegas,” said Impact technical director Adam Braz.

“He is a quality player with international experience who can play in multiple positions. He will be a very good addition to the team.”

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“Johan is a quality player at a good age,” said Impact head coach and director of player personnel Frank Klopas.

“He will help this team in the second half of the season and he is a good addition for the future of this club.”

Venegas, 26, was a key player for Costa Rica first division club L.D. Alajuelense over the last two seasons, recording 15 goals and 10 assists in 58 regular season games.

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