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