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Breaking: Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare Heading To Halifax

By on January 25, 2024 0 867 Views

Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare is pulling a boomerang move back to the Halifax Wanderers.

As first reported by Wanderers Notebook, we’ve confirmed that the free agent – who was a surprise release after mutually terminating his contract with York United this offseason – has put pen to paper on a new multi-year reunion with the Halifax Wanderers.

Gagnon-Lapare was a strong and technical presence in the Nine Stripes midfield, racking up five assists in 21 appearances under Martin Nash. He had been viewed as a strong addition after he requested to leave Halifax the season the season prior after having made five assists and 47 appearances for the east coast club.

York United Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare
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The former Ottawa Fury and Saint Louis FC midfielder had been a crucial element of Halifax’s midfield production under Stephen Hart, with JGL evidently lured back by a strong opening to the the Patrice Gheisar era after feeling unsettled in Toronto.

The 28-year-old Sherbrooke native has signed a two-year deal with the Nova Scotian side and will return to Wanderers Ground with seventy CPL appearances to his name – along with MLS and USL experience too, of course.

Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare
Photo Credit: John Jacques

Having requested mutually terminations in two consecutive years and making history by coming the first Wanderers athlete to head back to the club after making an intra-league move elsewhere, there’ll be plenty of eyes looking at Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare this season and judging whether the right choices were made.

A source from York United notes that the club had already lined up a replacement target for JGL – described as more dynamic – that Nash is confident in landing, so time will tell how the move works out for both sides.

Header Image Photo Credit: John Jacques

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