The New York Red Bulls announced today the signing of Jason Pendant pending receipt of his ITC and P1-Visa.
Pendant is a former French YNT member who has 72 appearances for FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in Ligue 2. He has worn the captains armband 6 times this season.
“We are pleased to welcome Jason to our club,” said Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “In scouting Jason, we saw all the qualities of a Red Bull player, and we were extremely impressed with him during the interview process. He is a bright, mature young man that became a leader at Sochaux despite his young age. We look forward to getting him acclimated to our team and our league”
Despite only being 23, Pendant brings a lot of pro experience. He should bolster the left side of defense, and is a direct replacement for Kemar Lawerence. Ligue 2 is a league full of talented young players. Ferland Mendy and Tangauy Ndombele are notable players who have started in Ligue 2. Sochaux-Montbéliard reported that Pendant’s contract was set to expire in June and a new contract wasn’t able to be agreed on when announcing his move to New York.
“First, I’m very happy to sign with RBNY,” said Pendant. “It’s a club that has won trophies, and where players like Thierry Henry and Youri Djorkaeff have played. I can’t wait to get started and help the team win more trophies. I’m very excited to play in this beautiful stadium. I’m eager to meet the fans, to see the atmosphere at the stadium, and how they fire up the stadium”
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