We could expect it. While he initially saw himself staying in Paris and getting playing time, striker Arnaud Kalimuendo is preparing to leave his training club where competition is raging for attacking positions. Despite good appearances during the preparation matches and a good impression left on Christophe Galtier, the young 20-year-old striker finally decided to leave the capital. His departure should be confirmed in the next few hours, and it is on the side of Brittany that his future should be written very soon.
After two full seasons at Lens, on loan, where he scored 21 goals in total in 65 appearances, Arnaud Kalimuendo is very close to joining Stade Rennais. According to our information, the Breton club, qualified for the Europa League, and PSG reached an agreement in principle this Wednesday for the transfer of the Parisian striker. He could land in Rennes on Thursday to meet the obligations prior to the signing of his contract. The details of the operation have not been filtered but – bonuses included – the transfer fee could amount to more than 20 million euros.
The French international Espoirs was also on the radar of Nice, Leeds and Everton. But Rennes, in the ranks for several weeks through its technical director Florian Maurice, should therefore resist the sirens of England to win the day and thus secure the services of one of the best attackers of his generation on the hexagon.
He would come to inflate a sector already well filled with Gaëtan Laborde, Martin Terrier, Serhou Guirassy, Jérémy Doku even Kamaldeen Sulemana and the young Loum Tchaouna and Matthis Abline back from half a season on loan at Le Havre (L2). With this departure, PSG should also recover a significant financial windfall while discussions continue with several potential recruits, including the Neapolitan midfielder Fabian Ruiz whom Luis Campos wishes to enlist.