Toronto FC announced Friday that the club has signed defender Clément Simonin. As per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Clément is a defender that we are all very high on. He performed well throughout the preseason and was a player that we scouted before drafting him earlier this year,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “We had plans to add him to the senior roster and this decision has been accelerated given that we currently have a couple defenders carrying knocks. Clément will certainly improve our depth and give the coaches additional options.”
Simonin, 23, signed with Toronto FC II on March 12. He played the full 90 minutes and registered an assist in Toronto FC II’s inaugural match last weekend in Charleston, where the Reds fell 3-2. Simonin was originally selected in the first round, ninth overall by Toronto FC in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
Clément Simonin #38
Weight: 179 lbs
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Birth Place: Lorient, France
Hometown: Lorient, France
Last Club: Toronto FC II
How Acquired: Signed with Toronto FC on Friday, March 27, 2015
Pronunciation: “Kle-mont Sim-oh-nin”