LA Galaxy sign French winger Samuel Grandsir from AS Monaco

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

The LA Galaxy have signed French winger Samuel Grandsir from AS Monaco by utilizing Focused Allocation Cash (TAM), it was introduced Thursday. Earlier this week, MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert reported the move.

The 24-year-old joins on a three-year contract (via 2023) with an extra one-year choice after making 115 Ligue 1 appearances throughout spells with Troyes, Monaco, Strasbourg and Brest since making his skilled debut in 2016. Grandsir will occupy an international roster spot upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificates (ITC).

“Samuel is an attack-minded, gifted player who will strengthen our roster,” normal manager Dennis te Kloese said in a launch. “He has demonstrated to be an excellent and gifted player in a really revered and aggressive league. We’re assured he’ll present his potential and are excited to observe him develop much more and have him turn into an necessary a part of our roster. We glance forward to him becoming a member of our squad and integrating Samuel to the team.”

Throughout 131 mixed appearances for Troyes, Monaco, Strasbourg and Brest, Grandsir has scored 12 goals and added 11 assists. The large midfielder has UEFA Champions League expertise and has represented France’s U-21 national team in UEFA U-21 Championship qualifying matches.

To this point, most of LA’s offseason strikes have centered across the defense. Most notably, they’ve introduced in left back Jorge Villafana and center back Derrick Williams, whereas goalkeeper Jonathan Bond additionally got here onboard.

The Galaxy nonetheless have one Designated Player spot open, with midfielder Jonathan dos Santos and striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez at present the 2 players carrying these roster tags. They’re getting into their first full season under head coach Greg Vanney and trying to return to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.

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