Nemanja Matic, who decided to leave Stade Rennais for family reasons, has already reached an agreement with Olympique Lyonnais. But for now, the Breton club are refusing to sell their midfielder to a potential rival. A hurdle that makes the Premier League team's job easier.
Nemanja Matic has finally come out of silence. Amid an impasse to leave Rennes, the midfielder has skipped several training sessions, sparking the ire of his bosses. So the Serbian tried to ease the tension in a message written on Instagram. A text that sounds like a mee-culpa to those who regret not having their children attend an international school in Brittany. Nemanja Matic actually plans to explain himself to his superiors this Friday.
Matic to OL, Rennes resist it
The latter, through a press release issued on Thursday, made the player clear about their indecision. Former Romain had already found an agreement with the Rhône club, who refused to transfer him to Olympique Lyonnais. Would Rense still be open to discussions with a court official from abroad? We'll soon find out if Gianluca Di Marzio is to be believed. According to the Italian journalist, Fulham are also interested in the services of Nemanja Matic.
#calciomercato | #Matic vuole lasciare il @Rennais Stadium perché à Rennes non ha potuto scriber i suoi figli alla scuola International che frequentano: turna dunque sul mercato, lo vogliono @OL e @FulhamFC https://t.co/GULr26HaiQ
— Gianluca DiMarzio (@DiMarzio) January 11, 2024
Our colleague talks about a possible offer to the Serie A club, whose identity has not been disclosed. Olympique Lyonnais is familiar with the Premier League as a midfielder who played for Chelsea and Manchester United. His English employer would also offer him the opportunity to return to London, where Rennais still had a home, and where he would find an international school for his children, and with a more comfortable salary. Whether Rennes will agree to release him this winter remains to be seen.
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