Australian international and Ligue 2 side Grenoble left-back Alex Gersbach (25) has joined MLS outfit Colorado Rapids, the two clubs have announced. Gersbach’s contract with the Isère outfit was due to expire this summer, and the transfer fee is estimated at €300k.
The 5-cap Australian international has signed a three-year deal, with an option for an additional year, pending the successful completion of his medical. “Alex is a technical fullback who brings a high level of energy and ability to consistently get up and down the flank.”, said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids General Manager. “We look forward to welcoming him to Colorado and incorporating him into our group.”
Gersbach joins Colorado after spending most of his career in Europe. The 25-year-old left-back joined Grenoble in 2021 from Danish team Aarhus. He also featured for Norwegian outfit Rosenborg, for RC Lens as well as Dutch club NAC Breda. Gersbach played 45 games across all competitions since his arrival in Grenoble, currently seventh-placed in Ligue 2 standings. He was not part of the GF38 squad that lost at home against Bastia this Saturday., with the Grenoble hierarchy were already ready for his departure following the arrival on a free transfer last week of Senegalese free agent Arial Mendy (28).
GFFN | Bastien Cheval