Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Impact Left Back Oyongo Signs with Montpellier of Ligue-1 in France

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Impact Left Back Oyongo Signs with Montpellier of Ligue-1 in France

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Ex-Impact left back Oyongo off to France

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MONTREAL - Fullback Ambroise Oyongo has left the Montreal Impact to sign with French Ligue-1 club Montpellier.

Club president Laurent Nicollin told the newspaper Midi Libre on Thursday that the Cameroon international signed a four-year contract.

"I hope he will be a pleasant surprise for us," said Nicollin, whose club sits seventh in Ligue-1 standings. "He's here to help us this season but mostly to be a starter next season."

Oyongo said at the end of the MLS season in October that he would leave Montreal, where his contract was about to expire. He also issued a tweet saying goodbye to Impact fans. He said he knew which club he would sign with, but was not allowed to name it.

Oyongo, 26, was acquired by Montreal in January, 2015 along with midfielder Eric Alexander, a draft pick and allocation money from the New York Red Bulls for midfielder Felipe Martins and the top spot in the MLS allocation order, which was used to acquire midfielder Sasha Klejstan. …

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