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Montreal Impact confirm deal for Standard Liege's Ciman

Montreal Impact have completed the signing of Belgian defender Laurent Ciman.

The 29-year old has joined the MLS club from Standard Liege on a three-year deal which will become official upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and the results of a medical.

Ciman, who was a member of Belgium's 2014 World Cup squad, has spent his entire career in his homeland with Charleroi, Club Brugge, Kortrijk and Liege but is no looking forward to the next chapter of his playing days.

"I'm very excited to join the Montreal Impact and MLS. This will be a new adventure for me and my family," Ciman, who has sought the move to Montreal to find specialist treatment for his daughter who suffers from autism, said in a club release.

"It is also an opportunity for my daughter, so that she could have the proper support and instruction.

"I would like to thank the president, my agent and all the staff of the club for this new challenge. I can't wait to meet my new teammates, the city and the fans."

Over the past six seasons with Standard Liege, Ciman has made 151 appearances with his final outing to take place this weekend against Anderlecht in front of home fans at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

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