The Ligue 1 season has not yet started but the summer transfer window has already started well! Reigning Ligue 2 champions at the end of a very successful season, it was the last Toulouse transfer windows that allowed the club from the pink city to rejoin the elite. By reducing the number of bets during this off-season for an almost entirely retained workforce, the Toulouse team is playing the continuity card while continuing their clever recruitment of players capable of making great progress. Zoom on arrivals, departures and the latest rumors of the Toulouse transfer window.
Arrivals from the Toulouse transfer window
- Thijs Dallinga (Attaquant – Excelsior), €2.5M
A product of the Dutch team, he had an exceptional season in the Dutch second division last term. With 32 goals in 37 games played and 8 assists, he largely contributed to Excelsior Rotterdam’s rise to the first division while attracting a lot of attention because of his performances.
Already a scorer after 20 minutes in his first match with the club from the pink city, Thijs Dallinga will aim to be consistent throughout the season and take up a position alternating with the holder of last season, the Englishman Rhys Healey.
- Zakaria Aboukhlal (Attaquant – AZ Alkmaar), 2M€
Trained at PSV Eindhoven, a Moroccan international with two goals already, Zakaria Aboukhlal is coming off of a lackluster season with Alkmaar. Decisive at the start of the season, he finally went downhill quickly to finish with only four goals in 31 Eredivisie games. Surely integrated into the rotation before entering often to occupy the right lane, he should therefore be able to have playing time and hope in the event of good performances, to enter Philippe Montanier’s Eleven.
- Oliver Zanden (Left-back – Elfsborg), €1.5m
Defender with the face of a toddler, the player who has just celebrated his 21st birthday is a real bet made by the Toulouse staff. With only five games played in 2021 and a successful half-season afterwards with his Elsborg team, he had already started the season in the Swedish championship and therefore joined the Violets to support Issiaga Sylla on the left of the Toulouse defense.
- Kjetil Haug (Guardian – Valerenga)
Arrived from Norway and the Valerenga club, Kjetil Haug is coming out of his first full season as a professional. Author of very good performances, he should for the moment ensure the role of lining of Maxime Dupé.
- Samuel Kasongo (Middle – Reserve)
- Fares Chaïbi (Middle – Reserve)
- Kévin Keben (Central defender (Reserves)
Departures from the Toulouse transfer window
- Bafodé Diakité (Lille OSC), 3M€
- Kalidou Sidibe (Quevilly Rouen)
- Sam Sanna (Laval)
- Mamady Bangré (Quevilly Rouen)
The latest rumors of the Toulouse transfer window
- Hamza Sakhi, a very good recruit approaching?
Sent for a few days in Haute-Garonne to join the Violets, Hamza Sakhi, the versatile midfielder from Auxerre could be the very good move for the Toulouse transfer window. Decisive last season with top-flight performances and a status as an essential player in the Burgundian collective, he could be a new weapon of choice in Toulouse’s paraphernalia for this new season.
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