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LA Galaxy sign midfielder Rayan Raveloson

Latest Ligue 2 export joins Vanney’s project in LA.

Troyes v EA Guingamp - Ligue 2 BKT Photo by Valentin Desbriel/Icon Sport via Getty Images

The LA Galaxy announced a new signing on Thursday, of midfielder Rayan Raveloson from French outfit ES Troyes AC, on a three-year contract with an option for an additional year.

The 24-year-old helped Troyes win Ligue 2 this season and thus promotion to Ligue 1 next campaign.

“Rayan is a talented, young and versatile midfielder who was a key player in leading his team to a title in France this season,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “We think he brings a valuable experience and skillset to our midfield and will be a positive addition to our team. We look forward to him joining the club and his contributions to the LA Galaxy.”

Raveloson grew up in Reunion and came through the youth system at SS Jeanne d’Arc, before moving to the French mainland and signing for Tours, where he played over 50 times before moving to Troyes in 2018.

Born in Madagascar, Raveloson is a Malagasy international, having made his debut for them in 2019.

This signing had been rumored to be in the works, and Raveloson looks like he’ll be able to join the club before the primary transfer window in MLS closes at the end of this month. He’s the fourth player signed from the French leagues this year, and it seems pretty clear the Galaxy are targeting Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in the Greg Vanney era to look for reinforcements. We’ll see if there’s more where that came from.

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