Montreal Impact have acquired Argentine youngster Maximiliano Lopez on loan for the 2013 MLS season.

The 19-year old midfielder, who was part of Atletico Madrid's youth academy between 2007 and 2009, joins the Impact from Primera A outfit Argentinos Juniors.

"He is a young player that has a lot of potential," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis.

"We have been following him for over six months and I also had the chance to see him play in Argentina. He is a technically gifted player with a lot of raw talent.

"We feel that with some time on the field training with our experienced players and coaches, his talent can be refined. He is a young developmental project with a big upside."

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