Rennes is preparing for a major transfer window in January, looking to bolster its squad with key signings. The name of Guillermo Maripán, the defender of AS Monaco, is high on the radar of Rennes officials. According to information from Ouest-France, the Ligue 1 club is seriously considering signing the Chilean international as part of its recruitment strategy.
Maripán, 29, is one of the pillars of the Monaco defense. Under the guidance of Adi Hütter, he has featured in 12 of the 17 Ligue 1 matches played by the club. At the heart of a three-man defense, Maripán has played a crucial role in the defensive solidity of AS Monaco. However, despite his central role, Rennes sees the opportunity to secure the services of the experienced center-back in its quest for a defensive overhaul.
Guillermo Maripán (29 ans) ferait partie des pistes privilégiées par le Stade Rennais cet hiver.
Le défenseur chilien, sous contrat jusqu’en 2025 avec l’AS Monaco, a disputé 12 rencontres de Ligue 1 cette saison.
— AS Monaco Mercato (@ASM_Mercato) December 21, 2023
Maripán could help Rennes to revive its season
Rennes has faced considerable difficulties in the first half of the season, which has necessitated a major recruitment effort to save its campaign. The team, currently led by Julien Stéphan, who succeeded Bruno Genesio, is ready to support its manager by signing up to five players during the January transfer window. The defensive unit has been identified as a key area to improve and Maripán appears to be a prime candidate to strengthen the backline.
The Chilean international’s contract with Monaco expires in the summer of 2025, which adds an element of intrigue to this potential transfer. Maripán is an integral part of the defensive structure of AS Monaco, but the club’s openness to a departure remains uncertain. The imminent decision on Maripán’s future adds an element of suspense to the upcoming transfer window, as Rennes seeks to negotiate a deal that could strengthen its defense.