Steven Nzonzi makes no secret of it. His future no longer passes through Galatasaray where he is dismissed by coach Fatih Terim. The 15th and last match, in all competitions, of the world champion with the Stambouliote club now dates back to December 11, 2019 against PSG during the sixth group day of the Champions League. (5-0)
Several clubs have recently expressed a more or less pronounced interest in the native of Colombes still under contract with AS Roma. Among these formations, include Celta Vigo, West Ham, but also Stade Rennais which inquired, according to Foot Mercato, on the terms of a loan. According to our information, the hypothesis of seeing Nzonzi discover Ligue 1 at the age of 31 is very real. "Rennes is one of the clubs that interest him," confirms someone close to the matter.
A slim hope of fighting for Euro 2020
Currently 3rd in Ligue 1, the Rennes club is looking to increase its interplay. Julien Stephan, the coach, was very clear on the subject. “In the midfield today there are very few solutions with injuries, observes the Breton technician. Then we also have a group that is young. If we can recover experienced players who bring us added value, we should not miss it. ”
Since the coronation in the World Cup, Nzonzi, 14 selections with the Blues, struggling to regain his level of play. He has played only one game with the Blues (November 20, 2018 against Uruguay, victory 1- 0), even if Didier Deschamps called him back during the tricolor rally in September.
If he wants to keep a small chance of being among the 23 players selected for Euro 2020, Nzonzi must recover playing time. For the moment, he weighs the pros and cons and should not be long in determining himself favor of Rennes or another club.