Official | Montpellier’s Arnaud Souquet signs for MLS side Chicago Fire

French defender Arnaud Souquet has joined Chicago Fire FC on a free transfer from Montpellier HSC, according to an official press release from the MLS club.

The 30-year-old journeyman has played more than 300 matches in the first and second divisions of both Belgium and France. During 103 matches in all competitions at Montpellier HSC since 2019, Souquet registered four goals and six assists from his defensive position. Perhaps most notably, Souquet has never received a single red card in his 13-year career, having started as a professional at Lille in 2009. He has since played at clubs such as Dijon FCO, OGC Nice, and Belgian side Gent.

Chicago Fire’s Sporting Director, Georg Heitz, said of the transfer: “We are very excited to welcome Arnaud to the Club.”

We went into the offseason with a focus on strengthening the outside back position and improving our defending in transition. Arnaud is a very experienced player who has been playing regularly in a top-five league and his addition will help to immediately solidify our backline.”

Souquet’s move to the Windy City, where he will take one of their available spots on the international roster, is pending the official receipt of his P-1 visa and his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). His contract, the details of which were not disclosed per MLS and club policy, will last through 2025.

GFFN | Brendan Cox

 

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