One of the gems of the Montreal Impact and its academy has finally made the jump with the pro team. Some call him prodigy, others call him the "next great one’’ but he is known as Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla.
The young winger has signed a 2-year contract with the Montreal Impact as a Homegrown Player. As of 2017, he will be joining the MLS club but not before participating in a 10-day camp with Bologna in November of this year.
Having shined with FC Montreal in the USL (5 goals and 5 assists), the Cote d’Ivoire native has really impressed many observers around the USL, MLS and even in the EPL. He made his mark and made sure to be remembered after an impressive performance against AS Roma, in a friendly game at Stade Saputo.
Ballou vs As Roma
Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla ne laisse personne indifférent #IMFC #MTLvROMA Crédit vidéo: Youtube/impactmontrealPublicado por Kan Football Club em Quinta, 4 de agosto de 2016
The term homegrown player takes another dimension when Ballou confirms his attachement to the city and the club. " I really feel at home in this club" says Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla. "My path at the Academy helped me a lot and I was surrounded by a good technical staff.
Well, if the environment is good and the motivational level is up to par, Ballou can only have success in his young career in MLS and beyond.
BALLOU JEAN-YVES TABLA
Weight: 154 lbs.
Birth date: March 31, 1999, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Last team: FC Montréal
Acquired: October 20, 2016