FOOTBALL – Stade Rennais Mercato: a €10M move to replace Da Silva

The Stade Rennais lost a lot at the end of the season with the departure of Damien Da Silva to OL. Since then, the management of SRFC is looking for a central defender and has validated the profile of a Moroccan international.

Stade Rennais FC : Romain Saïss to replace Da Silva ?

The captain of Stade Rennais, Damien Da Silva, will no longer shine in defense of the Breton club next season. At the end of his contract with the Breton club, he refused the offers of extension of his former leaders before signing with Lyon. Florian Maurice, sporting director of SRFC, has no choice but to find Bruno Genesio a defender capable of providing the same guarantees in defense. Romain Saïss could do the trick, according to the Rennes recruitment team.

Indeed, the 31-year-old French-Moroccan, currently playing for Wolverhampton, is in the sights of Rennes’ leaders. The central defender capable of playing in a defensive midfield position ticks all the boxes to succeed the neo-Lyonnais. Author of 156 games in England where he plays since 2016 (he also scored 12 goals) his return to Ligue 1 that he knows well for having played at SCO Angers could be done this summer.

10 million euro player targeted by SRFC

Romain Saïss

Romain Saïss had left to continue his career at the English club where the option of an additional year included in his contract has just been activated. Now under contract until June 2022, he could nevertheless pack his bags at the English club after the departure of his coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Moroccan captain, according to Foot Mercato, could join his compatriot Nayef Aguerd in the defense of the Breton club. SRFC will have to be prepared to pay a few bucks to get him, as he is estimated to be worth around ten million euros. But the Red and Black supporters club could pay less for the low number of months of commitment that the player has left at Wolverhampton.

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