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MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that it has come to terms on a new deal with defender Hassoun Camara. As per MLS policy, details of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very happy to have come to terms with Hassoun,” said Impact technical director Adam Braz. “Hassoun is one of the more experienced players on the team and we are happy that he will continue to provide leadership and continuity within our group."

Camara, 31, agreed to a new deal in principle yesterday, when he removed his name from the list of eligible players for Friday’s Re-Entry Draft, after the club initially declined his option last week.

In 89 games played with the bleu-blanc-noir in MLS, the versatile defender scored five goals and added six assists in over 7,000 minutes played. He helped the club win two Canadian championships and make two playoff appearances along the way.

The native of France via Senegal originally joined the Impact in 2011, being named the team’s MVP in its final season in the NASL.