• Aguilar has left Toulouse on loan in an attempt to play more first team football
• During his time at Toulouse, Aguilar managed to win three trophies as captain
• In other news, Adrien Regattin has left Toulouse to join Havre Athletic Club
Abel Aguilar is set to play in the Eredivisie this season after Toulouse sent their former captain out on loan to Vitesse for the season. The 33-year-old midfielder has spent five seasons at Toulouse so far in his career, making 145 appearances for the club.
Arriving at Toulouse from La Adelante side Hercules CF at the start 2013/14 season, Aguilar quickly found himself thrusted into the starting line-up upon his arrival. After being named Toulouse captain ahead of the 2015/16 season, Aguilar led Toulouse to victory in the French Cup and French Champions Trophy in 2016 before going on next season to lead the club to its maiden Ligue 1 title in 2017.
The Colombian has also had a solid international footballing career. After making his debut in the Copa America in 2004, Aguilar would go on to be capped by his country 54 times including an appearance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in which Colombia made the quarter-finals before being eliminated by the host nation.
“I couldn’t be happier in everything that I have achieved during my time at Toulouse, if I never play for the club again I can leave with great memories.” said Aguilar. “I understand why my role at Toulouse has been reduced but I still want to play as much football as possible, thankfully this loan will see me be able to do that.” he added.
In other transfer news, Adrien Regattin is set to leave Toulouse after recently promoted Havre Athletic Club secured the services of the Moroccan for €1.6 million. Regattin joined Toulouse in the 2009/10 season after leaving FC Sete 34, the winger played 146 games for Toulouse during his nine seasons at the club and scored 11 goals.