Bruno Genesio openly broached the subject of a possible arrival of Karl Toko Ekambi in Rennes during the winter transfer window. Guest of the program “Rothen ignites” this Tuesday on RMC, the coach of the Breton club is convinced that he can revive the Cameroonian striker after his bad pass in Lyon.
Martin Terrier absent until the end of the season, Stade Rennais went in search of an attacking player capable of helping them fight for the podium in Ligue 1. Among the avenues studied by the Breton club, Karl Toko Ekambi is one of Bruno Genesio’s preferred choices. Anxious to strengthen his team, the Breton coach was particularly complimentary of the Cameroonian from OL on Tuesday at the microphone of RMC.
“He is one of the players that we have targeted. He fills a lot of boxes that correspond to what we are looking for, launched the technician during his appearance on the show Rothen ignites. He is a player who knows Ligue 1 and who has experience.”
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Genesio wants to “relaunch” Toko Ekmabi in “a more reassuring context”
Taken aback by OL supporters, Karl Toko Ekambi is looking to leave the Rhone club during the month of January. Definitely out of the game after heated exchanges with the fans after the Lyon-Strasbourg match (1-2), the 30-year-old striker is close to leaving. As revealed by RMC Sport, the favorite destination is Rennes, where the contours of a (paying) loan without an option to buy are emerging.
“He is able to play on the side, he is able to play in the axis, he is able to play in several systems, chained the coach of the Breton club. I know that he has a difficult passage in Lyon, I know the context and I tell myself that in a more reassuring context and where he will be more confident; we can revive him.”
Genesio confident about Toko Ekambi’s desires
But beware, it is still necessary to convince Karl Toko Ekambi to sign with the current fifth in Ligue 1. The striker also has other proposals from a Saudi Arabian club, or even a Spanish club ( Celtic). This should settle quickly. At Stade Rennais, Bruno Genesio is hoping for his signature and let him know with a nice foot call.
Relaunched on discussions with the Cameroonian, the technician continued: “Yes, yes, (we spoke with him and yes, he wants to come). There is good progress, after that we are not alone.”
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