Valour Signs Canadian Defender Yohan Le Bourhis
Valour FC has announced the signing of 19-year-old Canadian defender Yohan Le Bourhis.
The defender gives head coach and general manager Rob Gale more options for his backline, which concedes more often that it doesn’t – and will now be without former captain Jordan Murrell for at least three matches after he was sent off for violent conductearlier this week.
Le Bourhis is a product of the Montreal Impact Development Academy, which he joined in the 2015-2016 season. Recently, he left the academy to join PLSQ outfit AS Blainville, but then left the semi-pro side for a chance at professional development with Valour FC.
Yohan is a player we have had eyes on for a long time as his career has developed at the Montreal Impact and also with the National team where he is highly regarded. We have been looking to add a defensive piece and are pleased to welcome Yohan to the club as a player with huge potential.Rob Gale
Yohan becomes the second AS Blainville player to make the jump to the Canadian Premier League, as York9 FC full-back Diyaeddine Abzi made the jump from the PLSQ club earlier this year, where he quickly broke into the first team.
Le Bourhis has represented Canada across a variety of youth levels: after making his debut at the age of 15, he featured in for the Canada U-17s at the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship in Panama, and was also called up for the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship held in the United States last year.
Northern Tribune confirmed with Valour FC that the club was able to make the signing because
Svyatik Artemenko does not occupy a roster spot as an emergency goalkeeper signing, while Golubar also does not occupy a roster spot due to being out on a long-term injury.
Financial details and contract length were not revealed by Valour FC, which made two signings during the fall transfer window. Interestingly, Yohan’s announcement came a day after this window closed – though it’s not clear when the papers were signed, or if clubs can bring in players from semi-pro clubs outside of the transfer window.
Source: Valour FC