Nicolas Isimat Mirin with AS Monaco
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Sporting Kansas City sign French center back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin


Sporting Kansas City have signed French center back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin to a two-year contract with a club option for 2023, the club announced Wednesday. 

The 29-year-old veteran of more than 250 professional matches since 2010 has played in the top divisions of France, the Netherlands and Turkey. He has logged 93 appearances each in France’s Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie, where he won three league titles as an integral member of PSV Eindhoven. Boasting experience in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Isimat-Mirin arrives at Sporting following a stint with Turkish powerhouse Besiktas.

Born in the Paris suburb of Meudon, Isimat-Mirin competed in the famous Clairefontaine youth academy from 2004-2007 before continuing his development at Rennes (2007-2009) and Valenciennes (2009-2010). He began his professional career as an 18-year-old in 2010 and spent the next three seasons as a regular starter for Valenciennes, helping the side to three straight top-12 finishes in Ligue 1.

Isimat-Mirin is the second French player to join Sporting this offseason. Last month, the club signed 25-year-old midfielder Remi Walter, who made 74 Ligue 1 appearances during spells at Nice and Troyes and played for France at the U-17 through U-21 levels.

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