Malouda was born in French Guiana.
"I feel Brazilian," he told Le Parisien. "My wife is from Brazil, my children are half Brazilian and my in-laws are Brazilian.
"And then, Guiana and Brazil are very similar. There is a mix of cultures in Guiana with a strong Brazilian community.
"When I was little I dreamed of playing for Brazil and for a Brazilian club. Having grown up in Guiana, France was far away and I thought I had more chance of success over there!"
A return to South America would certainly not be a move the former Olympique Lyonnais ace would be averse to.
"I would finish my career there," he smiled. "It's a challenge I'd like. Playing in England and Brazil, two countries of football, it would be nice."