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FRA | Dec 13, 2021

Junior Flemmings France-bound? Toulouse FC rumoured to sign Jamaican

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Junior Flemmings playing for the New York Red Bulls. (Photo: New York Red Bulls)

Rumours are swirling that Jamaican striker Junior Flemmings is set to sign with French Ligue 2 outfit Toulouse Football Club. 

Foot Mercato, in a Sunday (December 12) report, said that Toulouse FC is heavily eyeing Flemming as a viable option in sidestepping its over-reliance on leading goalscorer in the league, Rhys Healey. 

“To avoid the ultra dependence Healey, Damien Comolli has therefore completed the arrival of a new attacker for this winter. According to our information, the Pink City club has reached an agreement with Junior Flemmings. At 25, this Jamaican international striker (20 caps – 2 goals) should arrive without an improbable turnaround at the end of his contract on January 1,” Foot Mercato wrote. 

The report almost perfectly lines up with an Instagram post by Flemmings, who confirmed he would not be extending a one-year contract with Birmingham Legion FC in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship.

The former Jamaica College star was mum, however, about where next his career would take him.

“Firstly, I want to thank God I finished the season injury-free both for club and country. Huge thanks to Birmingham Legion FC ownership group, technical staff, medical staff, fans and, most importantly, my teammates [who] really accepted me from the moment I got there. [Sadly] I won’t be returning for the future but it’s not a goodbye but a see yah later. Really excited for the future, stay tuned,” he wrote on November 18. 

Since inking a deal earlier in January, Flemmings has scored six goals and three assists in 21 appearances for Legion FC in the USL Championships.

A former Tivoli Gardens FC striker, Flemmings has also donned jerseys for USL clubs New York Red Bulls, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Phoenix Rising.

While at Phoenix Rising, Flemmings was handed a suspension for using a homophobic slur against the San Diego Loyal’s openly gay athlete Collin Martin in a September 2020 match. The controversy led to Phoenix Rising subsequently parting ways with Flemmings in January 2021.

Flemmings has also scored twice for the Reggae Boyz while playing on the senior Jamaican men’s team. 

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