Montreal Impact striker tried to persuade Totti to leave Roma.
Marco Di Vaio has been working hard for Montreal Impact both on and off the field, according to a interview with Paolo Bandini:
Marco Di Vaio just told me he tried hard to persuade Totti to join him in MLS last year. “But it’s hard for him to leave Rome” #MLSAllstar
— Paolo Bandini (@Paolo_Bandini) July 29, 2013
Di Vaio is one of two Designated Players at the Impact, alongside Argentinian Hernan Bernadello, and the arrival of Totti in Montreal would undoubtedly have been a coup for the club.
He later went on to say that there was significant interest in playing in MLS from Italy, specifically from his previous club Bologna, but thought that the players who had shown an interest were still “a little too young”.
Di Vaio has been on excellent form for the Canadian club this season – he sits third in MLS top-scorers table on 11 goals and has had the most shots on target.
Montreal Impact sit third in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind conference leaders Sporting Kansas City, and travel to bottom placed DC United on saturday.