Lorenz Assignon seeking Rennes departure

Lorenz Assignon (23) could leave Stade Rennais before the end of the month, according to L’ÉquipeThe Frenchman is unhappy with his role at the club. 

Following the departure of club captain Hamari Traoré in the summer, Assignon was seemingly the natural successor. That is how it played out under Bruno Genesio, with the Frenchman starting regularly, however, the arrival of Julien Stéphan signalled a change. Benjamin Bourigeaud was initially preferred at right-wing-back, whilst the arrival of Alidu Seidu also poses a threat to Assignong’s place in the starting XI. 

With Assignon approaching his 24th birthday later this year, he is unhappy with being a back-up option at Rennes. He is therefore looking to leave the Breton club this month, whilst Les Rennais won’t step in his way. Should he leave, Guéla Doué, who had been linked with a loan move this month, will take his position as back-up.

Rennes are open to offers for Assignon, amidst interest from Ligue 1 clubs, Premier League clubs and Bundesliga clubs, according to L’Équipe.

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

More European Football News