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Montreal Impact acquire Zachary Brault-Guillard from Lyon

The Canadian international rejoins the Impact on permanent deal after spending the 2019 MLS season on loan.

Zachary Brault-Guillard (15) of Monreal Impact controls ball during regular MLS game against New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ May 8, 2019. Montreal won 2-1. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Sipa USA)

The Montreal Impact have acquired right back Zachary Brault-Guillard on a permanent transfer from Lyon. The Canadian international will now remain in Montreal after spending the 2019 season there on loan.

“We are glad to have completed the transfer of Zachary Brault-Guillard,” sporting director Olivier Renard said in a statement released by the club Saturday. “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 agreed to a two-year deal with options for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. 

During his time on loan, the defender fought for playing time with former France international Bacary Sagna. Despite this, the native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti managed to notch 13 appearances, including eight starts. 

Brault-Guillard also helped the Impact lift the Voyageurs Cup at the 2019 Canadian Championship. The fullback won the competition’s Best Young Canadian Player Award in the process. 

Back at Lyon, Brault-Guillard captained the team’s reserve side in the Championnat National 2, the French fourth division. He wore the armband from August 2018 until his loan to Montreal in 2019. 

At the international level, the fullback has four appearances for the Canadian national team. He made his senior national team debut Oct. 26. 2018 in a Concacaf Nations League qualifying game against Dominica. 

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