Wout Faes close to joining Torino after Jason Denayer deal collapses

As reported by Le10Sport, Stade Reims’ Belgian defender Wout Faes is close to joining Italian side Torino this summer transfer window.

In their search for a defender to replace Bremer, who left for Juventus last month, the Serie A side were close to signing former Lyon defender Jason Denayer on a free transfer after he left OL at the end of his contract, but the deal collapsed due to a ‘twist behind the scenes’ say the outlet.

The 24-year-old Reims centre-back is Torino’s second option and an agreement between the concerned parties is close to being sorted including a fee in excess of €5m for the player who has two years left on his contract in France. That’s despite Reims reportedly valuing him at €10m earlier this summer.

Expected to leave this off-season by the Champagne club’s president, Faes has also been interesting Rennes, Roma, Newcastle and Lazio in recent weeks.

Since joining from Oostende in the summer of 2020, Faes has been capped by Belgium and played 74 times for Reims, scoring five goals.


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