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Galaxy transfers winger Samuel Grandsir to Le Havre



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The Galaxy pulled the plug on one other member of its vaunted French Connection on Monday, transferring winger Samuel Grandsir to Le Havre of the French second division.

In 2021, Greg Vanney’s first season as coach, the Galaxy acquired 4 gamers from French golf equipment. Solely defender Séga Coulibaly stays. Midfielder Rayan Raveloson was transferred final August to French membership Auxerre for a reported $1.78 million, winger — and designated participant — Kévin Cabral was traded to the Colorado Rapids final month for $1 million normally allocation cash and now Grandsir, who has been in search of a technique to return to France for the a lot of the winter, goes to Le Havre.

Phrases of the switch weren’t introduced however the Galaxy will retain a sell-off proportion of any switch charge ought to Grandsir be offered to a different membership.

“We wish to thank Sam for his contributions to the membership and we want him and his household all the most effective as they return again to France,” Vanney stated in an announcement.

Grandsir, 26, had seven objectives and 13 assists in 73 video games performed (49 begins) throughout all competitions in two seasons with the Galaxy. Earlier than coming to MLS, Grandsir recorded 12 objectives and 11 assists in 131 whole appearances throughout all competitions for ES Troyes AC (2016-18), AS Monaco FC (2018-21), RC Strasbourg (2019) and Stade Brestois 29 (2019-20).

The departure of Cabral and Grandsir clears greater than $1.8 million in wage, a chosen participant spot and two overseas roster spots for the Galaxy however it additionally leaves them paper skinny at winger only a month earlier than the beginning of the MLS season.