Aussies Abroad: Denis Genreau trades Macarthur for Toulouse

Fresh off finishing up with the Olyroos at Tokyo 2020, Denis Genreau has sealed an exciting transfer to France. 

The 22-year-old has officially signed with Ligue 2 outfit Toulouse FC, where he will wear the number five shirt.  

It has been a whirlwind few months for the box-to-box midfielder, who became Socceroo cap #610 after earning his debut against Chinese Taipei in June. 

He then was named in the Olyroos squad for the Olympic Men's Football Tournament, where he started all three of Australia's group stage matches against Argentina, Spain and Egypt. 

After impressing during Macarthur FC's first A-League campaign, earning the club's inaugural Macarthur Medal for Player of the Season in the process, Genreau is set to move abroad to the nation of his birth. 

Genreau was born in Paris, before relocating down under at the age of two, and has been a long-term admirer of French football. 

"It's a really good year for me, I'm very happy to join Toulouse Football Club," he told Toulouse FC. 

"It was a dream to play in France and wear this purple jersey. I'm looking forward to meeting the whole group, I I have already met a lot of people today and I can't wait to meet the coach and my new teammates.

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"I have always followed closely the Ligue 1, the Ligue 2 and the French team, with my father who loves French football." 

Toulouse are a club renowned for promoting young talent, and last season narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight after finishing in third position. 

They are currently fourth after two rounds of the new season, having registered a solitary win and loss so far. 

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