Rennes, the current leaders of Ligue 1, have made a significant addition to their squad by acquiring the services of experienced midfielder Nemanja Matić from Roma. The 35-year-old Serbian international has signed a two-year contract with the French club, aiming to contribute to their pursuit of a coveted Champions League spot for the upcoming season. Matić’s transfer fee is reported to be in excess of €2 million, indicating the seriousness of Rennes’ ambitions.
Having enjoyed a successful career, including three Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2010, 2015, and 2017, Matić brings a wealth of experience to Rennes. Although he may be past his prime, his presence will undoubtedly provide valuable leadership and guidance to Bruno Genesio’s side.
Matić wasted no time in joining his new teammates, flying in from Rome to Rennes immediately after their dominant victory over Metz. After successfully passing his medical examination on Monday, the midfielder is expected to be eligible for Rennes’ upcoming away clash against Lens at Stade Bollaert.
Rennes’ acquisition of Matić is indicative of their determination to solidify their position as one of the top clubs in French football. With their sights set on Champions League qualification, the addition of a player of Matić’s caliber demonstrates their intent to compete at the highest level.
Nouveau portrait sur les murs rennais. 🎨
Nemanja Matić, œuvre Rouge et Noir à admirer jusqu’en 2025. 🖼 pic.twitter.com/OtgRt4HkEv
— Stade Rennais F.C. (@staderennais) August 14, 2023