Rennes will look to sign Fikayo Tomori

Fikayo Tomori is a target for Rennes in the summer transfer window.

The latest reports in England suggest that Rennes will look to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.

The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The defender has featured in 22 matches for Chelsea this term, netting two goals and providing one assist in all competitions.

The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England.

Fikayo Tomori
Fikayo Tomori

Fikayo Tomori has represented England at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 35 caps, before making his senior international debut in November 2019. As a member of England national football team, Tomori won one cap.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Rennes.

Julien Stéphan needs to tighten up his defense and a centre-back would be a welcome addition. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Stéphan wants to target in the summer transfer window.


Rennes are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

There is no doubt that Fikayo Tomori will take Rennes’ defense to a different level.

According to the report, “Rennes are moving for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori. L’Equipe says Rennes, which have qualified for next season’s Champions League, wish to strengthen their defence with a move for Tomori. Indeed, Rennes have already opened talks with Chelsea for the youngster – and the deal could be in the form of a permanent transfer. Tomori signed a new deal with Chelsea only in December to 2024.”


Rennes will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Tomori to join the club.

Good signing for Rennes?

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

Fikayo Tomori is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Rennes.

Rennes in particular need to sort out a defender for the next season and the 22-year-old could be a solid signing for them.

It will be interesting to see if Rennes can beat their rivals to the defender’s signature.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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