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Transfers: After leaving PSG, Kalimuendo empties his bag
Posted on August 12, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. by Thomas Bourseau
Arnaud Kalimuendo, however, seemed to have conquered Christophe Galtier during the pre-season led by the technical staff of the French coach. However, PSG had taken the decision at the start of the transfer window to sell Kalimuendo after two successive loans to RC Lens. Now committed to Stade Rennais, Kalimuendo confided in this transfer.
Between Arnaud Calimuendo and the PSGIt’s over. Indeed, although the Parisian titi native of Suresnes has completed all his classes within the teams of the Paris Holy–German, Calimuendo did not have many minutes to eat with the first team and notably spent two seasons on loan at the RC Lens in the last two fiscal years.
Galtier wanted to keep him, Leeds were in the running
Announced on the side of Leeds United who would have been ready to draw a transfer offer of 25M€, Arnaud Calimuendo would have been enthusiastic about the idea of continuing PSG where he would have made a strong impression on Christopher Galtier. To the point where the new coach of the Paris Saint Germain let it be known to Louis Fields that he preferred to see go Mauro Icardi in order to be able to keep the Parisian titi. Finally, whileArnaud Californication was at reindeer for his medical visit on Thursday, Galtier put pressure on the football adviser of the PSG for a striker to be recruited before the end of the transfer window.
Rennes ignites for Kalimuendo
Just arrived at Stadium RennesArnaud Kalimuendo immediately won unanimous support. The executive president of the Breton club, in the person ofOlivier Cloarec conveyed the following message on Thursday. “We are very happy to welcome Arnaud Kalimuendo who had two very good seasons at RC Lens. He is a very promising striker who will bring a complementary solution to Bruno Genesio to help him achieve our goals in the league and in the European Cup. It’s rewarding for the club, it once again demonstrates the growing attractiveness of Stade Rennais”.
Technical Director of Rennes, Florian Maurice for his part underlined the extent to which Arnaud Calimuendo wanted to commit to Stade Rennais. “He chose Stade Rennais FC and he showed a lot of determination for that. On our side, we wanted to strengthen our attack even if it showed a lot of good things last season. It was important to bring in an additional player to deal with all the eventualities that may occur until the end of the transfer window.
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Kalimuendo was conquered by the work of Génésio in Rennes
And what do you think Arnaud Calimuendo ? After signing his contract now binding him until June 2027 to the Ligue 1 resident, the now ex-striker of the PSG gave an interview to the media of the Breton team during which he explained the reasons for his choice. “Very happy, I am happy. I’m happy to join Stade Rennais, it took a long time, but here it is, it’s a club that I’ve always liked to watch and I’m happy to be able to play under the red and black colors. I feel totally ready, totally well prepared. I stayed serious and I hope to make my first appearances as soon as possible”.
To finish, Arnaud Calimuendo underlined the fact that as an absolute football fan, the philosophy of Rennes and the game advocated had encouraged him to join the Breton club rather than continuing his progress elsewhere. “I am a very big football fan and therefore someone who watches the matches a lot. Last year, I watched almost all Stade Rennais matches when I could. It was football with attacking momentum, with a lot of risk taking. It’s something that suits me, gave it to me too, it’s something that I like on the pitch, giving everything. These are philosophies that correspond with what I like to convey as a message. And I didn’t hesitate for a second when she introduced herself to me, I said that it’s a team that totally suits me, so I went for it”.
Besides, Calimuendo delivered the following message, all smiles, in the spans of Roazhon Park. “There is a good feeling, I am in a hurry to discover you. If you come to see me in action, I look forward to that day”.