Valour FC signs CF Montreal youngsters Sean Rea & Jonathan Sirois on loan

Valour FC announced on Tuesday that it has acquired CF Montreal forward Sean Rea and goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois on loan for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.

Sirois and Rea are set to join the club for pre-season training. The duo, who both signed their first professional contracts with the MLS side last November, follow in the footsteps of Valour’s impressive loan signings from the 2020 CPL season, which included current CF Montreal ‘keeper James Pantemis.

Rea, an 18-year-old from Laval, has been a member of Montreal’s academy since 2014 and made two appearances for Canada at the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil.

“Sean is a terrific signing for us,” Valour head coach Rob Gale said. “A young Canadian international, Rea has done exceptionally well with the MLS first-team in Montreal. We think the CPL will be the perfect showcase for him and his attacking and technical ability.”

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Sirois, 19, has been part of the Montreal youth set up since 2015, spending time with the academy and U23 squad. The LaSalle, Quebec native joins returnee Matt Silva in Valour’s goalkeeping stable confirmed for the 2021 season.

“Jonathan is a mature individual and feels he can come in and be a leader,” Gale said. “He has a presence and is not afraid to communicate that to his teammates. We’re expecting him to come in and fit right away with the culture we have in the dressing room.”

The pair are Valour’s 17th and 18th signings for the 2021 season.