Rennes: Genesio confirms Toko Ekambi and tackles the transfer window


Stade Rennais coach Bruno Genesio spoke to the media about the winter transfer window. The Breton coach showed optimism for the arrival of Olympique Lyonnais striker Karl Toko Ekambi. Before telling his four truths about January recruitment.

Bruno Genesio, Stade Rennais Rennes

Olympique Lyonnais is close to losing one of its attackers. According to information from RMC Sports, the Rhone club would have reached an agreement with Stade Rennais for the departure of Karl Toko Ekambi, author of 4 goals in 19 Ligue 1 games since the start of the 2022-2023 season. If the trend continues, the 30-year-old Cameroonian international will join the SRFC on a six-month paying loan, worth 1.5 million euros.

“He seemed very motivated to me”

At a press conference, this Wednesday, two days before the derby in Lorient counting for the 20th day of Ligue 1, Bruno Genesio was invited to take stock of the file leading to the former Sochalien, under contract until June 2024 with the Lyonnais. The Breton coach was confident for a favorable outcome of the talks between the two parties. “Yes, I believe in it. I got him on the phone yesterday. He seemed very motivated to me. There are discussions. We have to come to an agreement. Nothing is over. We’ll see.”

“It is bullshit”

The Rennes manager then uttered a huge rant about the winter transfer window, which the former Les Gones coach considers unnecessary. “If we make a mistake in June, we assume the errors. Recruit a player or two to compensate for injuries and readjust the workforce, yes. It makes no sense. It disturbs everyone. We are already doing a three-month transfer window in the summer. If we are wrong, we make the season with the chosen players. We must assume. Allowing the entire squad to be changed is nonsense.”

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