Author of a very ambitious transfer window this summer, the Stade Rennes made a disappointing start to the championship, with only 5 points taken out of 15 possible. If all the lights looked green after the Europa League qualification Conference a few weeks ago against Rosenborg, the CFRS must now reconsider his plans, and this well before the summer transfer window. The Rennes board has in fact taken a crucial decision, by decreeing the recruitment of a new reinforcement to a specific position.
Stade Rennais : The Rennais board wants a defender
Stade Rennais is the French team that has spent the most in the last four transfer windows. With a total of 150 million euros, the Breton club dethrones cadors such as Paris Saint-Germain or OM. If this information should cheer the supporters of the SRFC, in view of the latest results, the Rennes investment seems to convert into a real flop. Despite the arrival of Loïc Badé at the beginning of the summer, the Red and Black currently register only three professional central defenders with Nayef Aguerd and Warmed Omari. In parallel, Lesley Ugochukwu and Lorenz Assignon act as backup solutions in case of a problem.
After this weekend’s debacle, the management of Stade Rennais is active internally to revitalize its defensive sector. If the summer transfer window is well over, the Breton board has given its approval to enlist an experienced central defender before January. As the page advances Inside Foot gathering several player agents, the SRFC silently searches for a joker at the central position. Announced to the Girondins of Bodrdeaux for several days, the Senegalese striker M’Baye Niang could be the key in this folder, his departure would release the funds necessary to sign a defender.
The transfer market closed, the only possibility of Rennes remains the recruitment of a free player. Among the names that stand out the most, the former Lyon Nicolas Nkoulou, free since the end of his lease at Torino and the French Eliaquim Mangala. Other big names in Ligue 1 are also not to be ruled out, such as the French champion with ASM Jemerson or the former Saint-Etienne Neven Subotic. Everything could unblock in the coming days.