Samuel Grandsir has agreed to leave AS Monaco by mutual consent and sign for LA Galaxy on a three-year deal.
Starting his career at Troyes he carved out a decent reputation in Ligue 1 and convinced Monaco to sign him for a nominal fee back in 2018. The winger has been a marginal figure since, making just a handful of appearances and being sent out on loan twice – first to Strasbourg and then Troyes.
Neither loan spell proved particularly fruitful and, as per L’Equipe (via Get French Football News), Grandsir’s Monaco nightmare will soon be at an end. It is understood that the 24-year-old has agreed to terminate his contract at the club, which is set to expire in 2023, and sign a deal with MLS side LA Galaxy.
Monaco have been trying to get Grandsir off their wage bill for some time. In the summer, Burnley, Valladolid and Alaves were all contacted over a potential move, but nothing concrete ever materialised.
Grandsir will join his new side ahead of the 2021 MLS season, which will not kick off until 17 April. Traditionally one of the league’s most successful teams, Galaxy struggled last season, slumping to a 10th place finish in the Western Conference behind city rivals Los Angeles FC.
The signing of Grandsir is the latest in a flurry of transfer activity as they look to return to the top of the MLS table. Former Liverpool left-back Emiliano Insua is one of several players to have been let go, with ex-Watford stopper Jonathan Bond and former Blackburn Rovers defender Derrick Williams two of their most exciting additions so far.
The current MLS Cup holders are Columbus Crew but they will face stiff opposition from a number of sides for their crown this season.