Cameroon international Stephane Mbia has signed a one-year contract with Toulouse after joining on a free transfer. Mbia left Chinese outfit Hebei China Fortune in March by mutual consent after spending two years at the club and there were said to be a number of European teams showing an interest in his services.
It is Toulouse who have managed to acquire his services and he could be added to the squad for Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash at home to Bordeaux, who are in crisis after the critical comments made by manager Gus Poyet.
The 32-year-old Mbia returns to France for the first time since 2012, when he left Marseille for Queens Park Rangers, and his new employers have described the signing as a “versatile midfielder, capable of playing as a central defender.”
Mbia brings plenty of experience to Les Violets, having won the Ligue 1 title with Marseille in 2010 as well as two Europa League titles with Spanish club Sevilla in 2014 and 2015.