Written By Uche Dozie
Cameroon’s forward Karl Toko Ekambi is at the verge of joining Stade Rennais on six-month loan without an option to buy for the rest of the season according to reports from French outlets.
He is said to be ready to agreed with Rennais amidst other admirers who also want him to join their club.
Rennais Coach, Bruno Genesio has shown keen interest in the player who is confident will join them when he spoke to the press.
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The clubs needs a forward with Martin Terrier and Arnaud Kalimuendo on the sidelines due to injury.
“I know that he has had a difficult time 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. Yes, yes, (the two men spoke to each other). There is good progress, after that we are not alone”, explained Genesio.
Ekambi has been a subject of transfer this January transfer window after his stay in Lyon became unfriendly with the fans subjecting him to some abusive chants.
The Player has been reported to have agreed personal terms with Stade Rennais and Saudi Arabia Pro League club, Al Shabab in the previous days.
However, LA Galaxy of the USA and Spanish side, Celta Vigo are the recent suitors for the signing of the 30-year-old.
The player looks sure to leave the French giants this January, but whether it is a move to another French club or Spain is what is yet to be ascertained.
He has scored 30 goals for Olympique Lyon and given13 assists after 84 matches.
Another Lyon player, Malo Gusto wants a move away from the French Ligue 1 club, Lyon after keen interest for his services from England.
Gusto is top the list of players English Premier League club, Chelsea want to boost their squad this transfer window.
A bid of € 20 million is said to have been tabled by Chelsea earlier, but has been rejected by Lyonnaise which Chelsea looking to table an improved bid in the days to come.
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