Stephane M’Bia has revealed he has agreed to join Toulouse on a one-year contract as he gets set to make his return to French football. The Cameroon international is currently without a club after leaving Chinese side Hebei China Fortune following a two-year spell in the Far East but has attracted plenty of admiring glances since hitting free agency.
Premier League side Burnley were said to be interested but the 32-year-old has instead opted for Ligue 1 strugglers Toulouse, agreeing a 12-month deal with Alain Casanova’s side.
Le Tefece only narrowly avoided relegation last term following a two-legged play-off with Ajaccio and appear set for another season of struggle after losing 4-0 to Marseille on the opening weekend.
The defensive midfielder will hope to add some steel to Casanova’s team having confirmed the news he will be back in French football this season, M’Bia having previously represented Rennes and Marseille, leaving the latter in 2012.
He wrote on his Instagram: “I’m very happy and proud to announce my signature in the coming days at Toulouse FC. It is with great joy that I return to Ligue 1”.