Sulemana: Why I joined Rennes amid Ajax & Man United interest

Sulemana: Why I joined Rennes amid Ajax & Man United interest
Kamaldeen Sulemana. Image source/credit: YouTube

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jul 28, 2021. 10:00

Ghana international Kamaldeen Sulemana has explained why he joined French side Ligue 1 side Rennes.

The 20-year-old attacker recently joined Red and Blacks having been heavily linked with English giants Manchester United and Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam.

“I chose Rennes because when I came for the visit, I spoke to coach [Bruno Genesio] and I spoke to [technical director] Florian [Maurice],” Sulemana said on Goal.

“And the project was very interesting and was good for me, and I felt here was the right place for me.”

Rennes are known to have produced FC Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele, while exciting youngsters Eduardo Camavinga and Jeremy Doku are part of the current Red and Blacks team.

“They have a lot of young talent and they have produced a lot of good talent outside, the likes of [Ousmane] Dembele, a lot of players, [Eduardo] Camavinga, Jeremy Doku,” Sulemana added.

“And some Ghanaians also played here, like Asamoah Gyan who is like the top scorer in Ghana history and I felt this is the place for me to be, also to improve myself and get to where I want to be in future.”

Sulemana signed a five-year contract with Rennes for a reported €20 million and thereby, he surpassed the former Danish transfer record holder Alexander Sorloth.

He has played two international matches for Ghana’s Black Stars.

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