Birmingham Legion FC has announced the transfer of forward Junior Flemmings to French club Toulouse FC, which is currently in the middle of a promotion battle in second place in Ligue 2. | Photo courtesy Birmingham Legion FC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Legion FC announced on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with French Ligue 2 side Toulouse FC for the transfer of Jamaican forward Junior Flemmings. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
The 2020 USL Championship Golden Boot-winner, Flemmings has made 146 appearances in the Championship since his debut in the 2016 season, recording 59 goals and 24 assists across the regular season and playoffs.
“We are excited for Junior to have this opportunity to join a club of Toulouse FC’s caliber,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President and General Manager. “We feel this transfer highlights the quality within Legion FC and across the USL Championship, while also setting our club up for success moving forward.
“We wish Junior the best in his move to Toulouse and thank him for all of his efforts in his time in Birmingham, both on and off the field.”
Flemmings recorded six goals for Legion FC during the 2021 season, good for second on the team, while also notching three assists. The 25-year-old also made 11 appearances for the Jamaica Men’s National Team at both the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Flemmings has made 21 appearances for his country overall in his career.
“We are delighted to have been able to complete this transfer with Junior Flemmings and Birmingham Legion,” said Toulouse FC President Damien Comolli. “The USL Championship is a quality league full of talented players. With his power, speed, explosiveness and finishing ability, Junior has all the skills to be successful in French football. We would like to thank Birmingham Legion FC for the way this transfer was handled.”
Toulouse FC currently sits in second place in Ligue 2, the French second division, one point behind current league-leader AC Ajaccio at the midway point of the campaign. A top-two finish in Ligue 2 would earn automatic promotion for Toulouse, and Flemmings, to Ligue 1 for the 2022-23 season.