Monaco's summer spending spree has continued after the newly-promoted side announced the signing of France international Jeremy Toulalan.

Toulalan has signed a two-year contract with the wealthy French club, with the option to extend that deal by a further term, with the news confirmed on the club's official website.

Monaco's sporting director Vadim Vasilyev was keen to express the club's excitement after completing the signing of the 29-year old from Spanish side Malaga.

"We are happy with the signature of Jeremy." he said. "His skills, his European and international experience, will be an important asset for our team this season."

Toulalan spent two seasons with Malaga after joining from Lyon in 2011, and went on to make 57 appearances for the La Liga side.

However, Malaga's recent financial troubles have forced the Spanish side to let their big name players go.

As well as Toulalan's departure, highly-rated Spain U21 midfielder Isco has also departed the La Rosaleda Stadium this summer after joining Real Madrid.

Toulalan will now link up with fellow summer signings Radamel Falcao, Ricardo Carvallho, James Rodriquez and Joao Moutinho, as newly-promoted Monaco look to immediately challenge fellow big-money spenders Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Ligue 1. 

The France international’s arrival is unlikely to be the last for the southern French club, with billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev keen to be an instant hit.


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