Djordje Mihailović will train with Bologna this winter


Djordje Mihailovic is among three CF Montreal players who will train with the sister club Bologna this winter.

Both clubs are owned by Joey Saputo, who has not been shy about using the pipeline across the Atlantic, with English midfielder Luis Binks joining Bologna after a successful period in MLS with the Canadian side. Lassi Lappalainen has also been loaned out to Montreal from the red and blues.

Mihailovic enjoyed a fantastic 2021 campaign with Montreal, scoring 14 first assists in the league during the regular season and scoring four more goals of his own. CFM could not make it to the playoffs, but beat Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship final to beat their ticket to the Concacaf Champions League 2022.

Together with Ismael Kone and Rida Zouhir, Mihailvovic – voted Montreal’s MVP for 2021 – will spend the winter training with Bologna, which is currently in 10th place in Serie A. The US national team player is still focused on returning to Montreal for the 2022 campaign, but has reiterated its long-standing desire to give it a chance to play in Europe.

“I have never been shy to say that my goal is to play in Europe,” the 23-year-old told reporters (via “When the right time and situation comes for me and the club, it will be something to think about. Right now I am a Montreal player. Nothing has come out yet, so I focus only on resting and getting ready for the Concacaf Champions League. next year.”

Great honor. Thanks to the fans who voted me team mvp ??

– Djordje Mihailovic (@DjoMihailovic) November 23, 2021

Mihailovic is the most experienced of the Montreal trio on his way to Italy. His wife, 19, only signed a professional contract with the Canadian club during the summer after training with Genk and Mouscron in Belgium. At the same time, 18-year-old Zouhir made two MLS appearances from the 2021 replacement bench after signing a home-made contract earlier this year.

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