Yohann Lasimant has joined Leyton Orient. The Frenchman has signed a one-year contract with the club. The 23 year-old was on trial with the O’s in the first pre-season match against Chelmsford and he impressed on the night by scoring two goals.
Lasimant began his career with his local club SC Clémenceau before moving on to Besançon RC. At the age of 17 he joined the Rennes Academy. He was part of Rennes sides that won youth competitions in France in 2007 and 2008. His one and only appearance for Rennes was as a substitute in the 4-0 defeat against Marseille towards the end of the 2008/09 season.
He was sent out on loan to Ligue 2 side Sedan for the 2009/10 season. He made 8 starts and 12 sub appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals.
In July 2010 Lasimant left Rennes and joined Ligue 2 side Grenoble. He scored two goals in 15 starts and 14 appearances as a substitute. In February 2012 he signed for Greek second division club Larissa. He made less than 10 appearances for Larissa before joining Hungarian club Egri FC.
Lasimant also made international appearances at youth level. He made three appearances for the French under-19 team before graduating to the French under-20 side. He scored one goal in three games for the under-20’s.
It appeared as if the O’s had missed out on Laimant’s signature as he joined Peterborough on trial last week. He played in the Posh side that defeated QPR in a pre-season friendly last weekend, but the Frenchman has linked up with the O’s again on a permanent basis.