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Official | Dijon acquire defender Laurent Ciman from LAFC

Dijon have completed the signing of Belgian defender Laurent Ciman from MLS club Los Angeles FC.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Stade Gaston-Gérard, following an 8-month spell with Bob Bradley’s side, where Ciman made 22 appearances, scoring three goals.

Ciman’s contract with the MLS side had been due to expire this year, and the defender was recently dropped from the starting line-up by Bradley, who felt his player had been distracted by speculation of European interest.

Prior to his spell on the West Coast, Ciman spent three seasons with Montreal Impact and, earlier in his career, enjoyed spells with various Belgian clubs including Charleroi, Club Brugge and Standard Liège.

Ciman had also been named as an alternate option by Roberto Martinez for the Belgian national squad prior to Russia 2018.

Dijon’s head of Recruitment Sébastien Larcier has revealed his satisfaction in securing a deal for the experienced defender. “Laurent Ciman is the right profile that the technical staff was looking at. He is a leader with great experience of high level and temperament. He is a tactical leader, with high quality in reading the game, but also a technical leader with excellent recovery”.

 


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