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Zachary Brault-Guillard joins Montreal Impact via transfer from Olympique Lyonnais

TRANSFER TRACKER: Signing

Another familiar face is returning to the Montreal Impact for the 2020 season, as the club announced Saturday the permanent transfer of right back Zachary Brault-Guillard from French club Olympique Lyonnais. Brault-Guillard has signed a two-year contract with Montreal, with options for 2022 and 2023.

While on loan with the Impact last year, he featured in 13 matches (nine starts) and recorded one assist. He also started twice in the Canadian Championship, a competition Montreal won over Toronto FC to book entry into the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.

“We are glad to have completed the transfer of Zachary Brault-Guillard,” said Impact sporting director Olivier Renard. “He is a promising young Canadian that showed his qualities last season, and we are happy to have him with us for many years.”

Brault-Guillard, 21, has featured four times for Canada on the international stage, including once in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Originally born in Haiti, Brault-Guillard didn’t make an appearance for Lyon’s first team, though was their reserve team’s captain.

Brault-Guillard is the second defender Montreal have signed this offseason, with Joel Waterman the other after he joined via transfer from Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC.

The Impact now have six defenders under contract for the 2020 campaign, with their CCL return and Thierry Henry’s debut as head coach set for Feb. 19 at Costa Rican side Saprissa. Montreal begin their MLS slate Feb. 29 at home against the New England Revolution.

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