Stade Rennais has just lost big with the serious injury of Martin Terrier, unavailable for the rest of the season. While the winter transfer window has been launched for a few days already, the Breton leaders could already be overtaken by another Ligue 1 club on one of their midfield tracks.
The Rennais quickly raised their heads after their defeat in Reims. Beaten 3 goals to 1 by the Rémois, Stade Rennais saw its series of 17 games without defeat come to an end as soon as it returned to competition. Not enough for the men of Bruno Genesio give up, since 4 days later, the Red and Black won at home againstOGC Nice on the score of 2 goals to 1. With 34 dots obtained in 17 days, the Bretons are to date 4th in the standings10 points behind the Parisian leader.
If Bruno Génésio hasone of the best squads in the league, the Rennes leaders intend to do good business on the transfer market this winter. Especially since Martin Terrier was injured for the rest of the season and that there might also be need for reinforcement in themidfield. According to information reported by Foot Mercato, Nabil Bentaleb is targeted by the SRFC. However, Breton leaders may well be ahead of the game on this issue.
Bentaleb declares his love for LOSC
In an interview given to The voice of the North, Nabil Bentaleb recently spoke about his future. The midfielder of Angers SCO did not hide his attachment to Lillehis hometown : “I particularly appreciate Lille, especially since my family is there. I was trained there and I still have good contacts with the trainers. It’s a special club for me.” The Algerian international (36 caps, 5 goals) from 28 years old explained that contacts had already taken place this summer between the LOSC and him : “I’m not going to lie, there was interest over the summer but it wasn’t the right timing (…). The planets weren’t aligned. (…) This time, I have an exit ticket.”
If Bentaleb sends a strong message to Olivier Letang and its teams, nothing is done yet so that the Angevin finds the North this winter. Foot Mercato also explains that theOlympic Marseille is also interested and that 2 major Italian clubs would also be attentive to the file. One thing is sure, there should be movement this winter for Bentaleb and it could even accelerate in the coming days. Arrived just a year ago at the SCO, the Franco-Algerian is under contract until June 2025 with blacks and whites. Business to follow for Stade Rennais…
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