Ambitious for the coming season, Rennes will recover two French world champions. Indeed, Steve Mandanda and Samuel Umtiti will engage in the next few hours in favor of the Breton club.
Mandanda will rebound Rennes.
moved Rennes. the most exciting team of the last French championship, the Breton club failed to make it to the podium, in 4th place, narrowly falling short of qualifying for the Champions League.
In an attempt to regain the most prestigious of European competitions, the SRFC is ambitious on the transfer market and will bet on very experienced players to better manage certain times of the year.
In order to strengthen his cage, Rennes chose Steve Mandanda (37 years old). Frustrated by his playing time, the French goalkeeper decided to leave Olympique de Marseille, despite the recent departure of Jorge Sampaoli. A difficult choice for the most capped player in the history of the Marseille club but ultimately quite logical if he wishes to stay in shape with a view to a call-up for the World Cup in Qatar.
Released by Pablo Longoria, who did not wish to recover transfer compensation to facilitate his transfer, the tricolor world champion will have his medical examination on Wednesday. He will sign a two-year contract in the crowd, ie until June 2024, to try to make people forget the very disappointing performances of Alfred Gomis and provide valuable assistance to the promising Dogan Alemdar.
Umtiti wants to revive
In central defense, Rennes has also decided to bet on another winner of the last World Cup, namely Samuel Umtiti (28). In total failure at FC Barcelona, where he has only played 50 games over the last four seasons, including only one in 2021-2022, the Blue had an opportunity to return to Olympique Lyonnais, like Corentin Tolisso and Alexandre Lacazette. It is finally in Brittany that he will try to revive.
If Qatar is unattainable for him, Umtiti feels ready to breathe new life into his career. Not part of Xavi’s plans, the ex-Gone, spared from injuries in recent months, could bring a nice added value if he keeps in shape. Present at Rennes, he will be ready with an option to buy to take over from Nayef Aguerd, cd for 35 million euros from West Ham. An interesting bet for the SRFC.
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