France midfielder Jeremy Toulalan has joined big-spending Monaco, the Ligue 1 side announced on its office website Saturday. The 29-year-old, who joins from Malaga, signed a two-year deal with an option on a third year.
Toulalan joins a club that has already spent lavishly for its return to the French top flight with Ricardo Carvalho from Real Madrid, Moutinho and James Rodriguez from Porto and Falcao from Athletico Madrid all having already moved to the principality.
Funded by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, Monaco are looking to make a splash in Ligue 1 next season and rival fellow big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain. Toulalan won two French titles with Lyon before moving to La Liga in 2011. Moanco said they will present their new recruits to the press on Monday.