Impact extends Lassi Lappalainen's loan for 2021

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that Finnish international midfielder Lassi Lappalainen’s loan was extended until December 31, 2021, in agreement with Italian club Bologna FC 1909.

“We are happy that Lassi stays with us for another year,” said the Impact sporting director Olivier Renard. “Despite suffering a few injuries, he proved again this year that he is an important part of the roster and helps the team by scoring goals in this league. His surgery went well two weeks ago and he will be available for the training camp in 2021. We wish him a speedy recovery.”

22-year-old Lappalainen scored four goals and added an assist in 13 games, including seven starts and 680 minutes of play this season. In 2019, in his first MLS season, he scored five goals and added an assist in 11 games, eight starts and 683 minutes of play.

Lappalainen made his debut with his senior national team on January 11, 2019, in a game against Estonia, and earned seven caps at the senior level.

Transaction: The Montreal Impact extends midfielder Lassi Lappalainen’s loan until December 2021.