Loïc Badé has officially signed up with Stade Rennais. The 21-year-old center-back leaves RC Lens for around € 20m, including bonus.
Stade Rennais offers itself one of the most coveted young players in Ligue 1. This Monday, the Breton club formalized the signing of Loïc Badé, impressive this season with RC Lens. The 21-year-old central defender signed with the Rouge et Noir for a period of five years and against around 20 million euros (bonus included).
“We absolutely wanted to recruit him,” says Florian Maurice, the technical director of Stade Rennais. “It was a priority. He had a good season with Lens. We followed him all season. We studied him in all aspects. He’s a great rookie coming in. He’s coming to help the team. team to progress “, continues the Rennes manager, who claims to have taken” some information before the end of the championship “in order to face the competition on this issue.
Professional debut only a year and a half ago
For Badé, who discovered Ligue 1 this season with the Sang et Or, this is another important step in his progression. “There were other tracks but my choice was made naturally,” said the central defender on the Stade Rennais website. “I had ambitions. It is a very thoughtful choice. I think it is the right one. It is important to me to confirm in France. The sporting project quickly overwhelmed me. I was seduced by the the club’s goals. It suited me. “
The Frenchman has everything to settle in the central Breton hinge, orphan of his captain Damien Da Silva, free party at OL a few weeks ago. A new major challenge for the player trained at Paris FC, launched as a pro in Le Havre (Ligue 2) only … a year and a half ago.