Nigerian striker Orji Okonkwo has joined Montreal Impact on loan from Italian side Bologna for the remainder of the season, the Major League Soccer club have confirmed.
The 21-year-old signed for Bologna from Nigerian amateur club FC Abuja in 2016, a year after helping Nigeria claim the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.
“I’m satisfied in welcoming another striker to the team,” Impact head coach Remi Garde said in a statement.
“Orji Okwonkwo is a young player scouted by Bologna three years ago, who will help reinforce the team offensively. He’s a strong and quick forward who has an interesting margin of progression. I would like to welcome him to the team.”