Chivas USA officials won't say who it is they're about to sign, only that they are looking to bring in “more than one” player from abroad during the just-opened summer transfer window, but a French website reports French-born Algerian forward Mohamed “Momo” Dahmane is expected to join the Goats.
Lensois.com, a website covering the region near Lens, reports that Dahmane, 29, has passed a physical and “should begin soon” with Chivas USA.
Goats head coach Robin Fraser acknowledged Saturday a signing was imminent and that a forward “certainly is a “very big priority.”
General manager Jose Domene said Saturday that Chivas “wants to bring in [players] right away, but it's a process. It takes time. It's pretty much done, but it's not finalized.”
Dahmane, 29, spent the last six months with KAS Eupen of Belgium's top-tier Jupiler League, playing sparingly, after stints with clubs in France, Belgium (including Racing Genk and Club Brugge) and Turkey (a short-lived contract last year with Burcaspor). He spent part of his youth career at RC Lens in France.
The 5-foot-11 striker, who played for Algerian youth national teams, has had his greatest success in Belgium's lower divisions, scoring 33 goals in 74 league matches for RAEC Mons and 18 in 13 games for RF Borains.