It became clear on Thursday that the Montreal Impact were going to be making some moves to shake up their roster including announcing a trade on Friday. What was not clear was what moves they would be making and which other teams would be involved in any deals.
More information has come out regarding their activity on Friday and it seems that they may have found a trade partner in Toronto FC. The Impact need to find a way to turn their season around before it is too late and Toronto could use a bit more depth in certain positions to help them get through their World Cup absences and their gruelling schedule during the summer months.
With that in mind the reports coming out of Montreal seem to make sense for both sides depending on what Toronto are sending to Stade Saputo in exchange.
Warner would come in and provide that needed depth in the centre of the park over the next month while Michael Bradley is busy on World Cup duty. With Jeremy Hall still absent due to injury TFC would have been facing a tough run of games with only two real central midfielders in Kyle Bekker and Jonathan Osorio which would have been a big ask for the two young Canadians.
What TFC would be getting back is a 25-year-old midfielder who has 90 MLS appearances to his name and has enjoyed some decent spells with Real Salt Lake and the Montreal Impact. While not a star player by any means Warner has proven he is capable of starting in this league and fits the mould of what TFC need while Bradley is away.
The surprising part of such a deal would be the fact that it involves Toronto and Montreal who are not exactly the most likely of trade partners but it seems that both teams needs have brought them together this time.
We will update on the deal when more details are available and if it becomes confirmed by the clubs.