Thursday Oct 01, 2020. 12:00
Senegal international Alfred Gomis has completed his transfer from Dijon to fellow French club Stade Rennais.
The goalkeeper has replaced his compatriot Edouard Mendy at the Ligue 1 side with the latter having recently moved to English giants Chelsea.
Gomis, who was nurtured in the academy of Italian Serie A side Torino, has penned a five-year contract with the Red and Blacks.
The 27-year-old is pleased to have joined Rennes and he opened up about his conversation with Mendy when speaking on the club’s official website.
“It gives me great pleasure to join Stade Rennais FC. It is a club that I already knew before joining Dijon and which continues to grow every year,” Gomis said.
“Every year there are new ambitions. Now we still have to work to improve ourselves. We talked a bit with Edouard. He is a very good guy.
“He told me there’s a great locker room, which we worked hard on during the week and had a lot of fun on the weekends,” he added.
“I can’t wait to be able to share good times with my new teammates and supporters.”
Gomis was called up to Italy under-20 in and under-21 in 2013, but did not make any appearances for the youth national teams.
The towering shot-stopper was then called up by the Senegal national football team, making his senior international debut on 14 November 2017.
He started in a 2-1 victory against South Africa in the last qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and he has since made 10 appearances for the Lions of Teranga.