The summer transfer window in defense is finally activated for Stade Rennais. After the departure of Moroccan international Nayef Aguerd for West Ham against 35 million euros and the long injury of Bleuet Warmed Omari, Loïc Badé is the only central defender trained in the Breton club less than two weeks before the resumption of the Ligue 1. Something to worry coach Bruno Genesio, who is therefore waiting for reinforcements in this sector.
Indeed, for a few days, the Rennes sports management led by Florian Maurice has accelerated its first track to strengthen the central hinge, in the person of the Belgian Arthur Theate, linked to Bologna until 2025. The SRFC should complete the transfer with a check for 19 million euros and 3 in variables to secure the services of the Red Devil (3 selections), who has already had his medical examination this Wednesday at the start of the evening.
Rennes activates the Joe Rodon track
But that’s not all: indeed, the Rouge-et-Noirs have given priority to the file leading to Welsh central defender Joe Rodon according to the latest information from the Telegram, which we are able to confirm. Arrived at Tottenham in October 2020 from Swansea, the international with 27 caps has only played 24 matches in two seasons with Spurs and could well change championships, four months before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
To secure his services this summer, the leaders of Stade Rennais would discuss with their London counterparts a loan for their 24-year-old right-handed axial, which would be accompanied by a purchase option of 20 million euros according to information. by Fabrizio Romano. After Theate at €22 million, the arrival of Joe Rodon would therefore be another major transfer for the residents of Roazhon Park, who will play in the Europa League in addition to national competitions.