Monaco signs midfielder Toulalan from Malaga
Monaco signed France midfielder Jeremy Toulalan from Malaga on
Saturday as part of its ongoing squad overhaul ahead of its return
to France’s topflight.
Monaco said on its website that Toulalan had agreed to a
two-year contract with an option of a third year.
”We are happy with the signature of Jeremy,” said Monaco’s
sports director Vadim Vasilyev. ”His skills, his European and
international experience, will be an important asset for our team
The 29-year-old Toulalan was with Malaga for the last two
seasons, helping it qualify for the Champions League for the first
time when it reached the quarterfinals last campaign. Previously,
he played for Nantes from 2001-06 and for Lyon from 2006-11, where
he won the French league twice in 2007 and 2008 and the French Cup
Neither club disclosed the financial details of the deal.
Monaco, promoted last season, has also brought in striker
Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid, Porto pair James Rodriguez and
Joao Moutinho, and Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho. It is also
linked to former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal.
Toulalan is the latest in a long list of players Malaga has sold
during the past year, including Spanish internationals Santi
Cazorla and Nacho Monreal to Arsenal. Malaga had also sold
Francisco ”Isco” Alarcon and Joaquin Sanchez this summer and had
manager Manuel Pellegrini leave to take over Manchester City.
Malaga said in a statement that it ”wants to thank Jeremy
Toulalan for being an example of professionalism and for his
behavior, both on and off the pitch.”