Jérémy Toulalan is a French footballer who currently plays for Málaga CF in La Liga. Though his profile is that of a defensive midfielder, he can also be utilized as a central defender. He is best known for his shy and humble demeanor, simple distribution, good technique, and effective tackling. Toulalan is a product of the FC Nantes youth academy making his first-team debut during the 2001–02 season against Rennes in the annual Derby Breton. It wasn't until the 2004–05 season where he established himself as a strong midfielder. Due to his impressiv e statistics, he was named the UNFP Young Player of the Year and also elected to the league's Team of the Year. On 17 May 2006, Nantes agreed to a fee of €7 million, while Toulalan agreed to a four-year deal making him Lyon's first summer signing that season. He made his competitive debut for Lyon, against his former club Nantes, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 win. He was a key component during the season helping Lyon capture their six straight league title. For his performances during the 2007–08 season, Toulalan was among four nominated for the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year award. On 11 June 2011 Spain's Málaga CF and France's Lyon confirmed the transfer of Toulalan for €10 million for four seasons. On 28 November 2011 he opened the scoring with a header in a 2−1 home win over Villarreal CF and was later sent off during the game. Toulalan is also a French international having previously represented his country at youth level. He made his senior international debut in October 2006 and has represented his nation at two international tournaments: UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Transfer Grades: Bony, Deulofeu, Olsson, Gayle and Toulalan
The transfer window has been flung open and this summer could be spectacular for player movement given the number of high profile clubs that have changed manager or who are coming off perceived down seasons. Over this summer, I will be explaining and analysing the major moves around and giving each one of them a […]
Jeremy Toulalan: Tenacious Frenchman integral for Malaga
Despite Malaga’s dramatic late exit from the Champions League last week their season will still be regarded as a huge success. With the doom and despair that the club found themselves surrounded by before the season commenced they have been inspired this season. One of the key members of the … Continue reading →