After Andy Delort, transferred to Nice, Montpellier could cede Gaëtan Laborde to Rennes in the coming hours. On Monday evening, the two clubs agreed to transfer the 27-year-old striker, who has had an exit voucher since the end of last season. In an attempt to complete the operation, the managers at Stade Rennes have offered 15 million euros to those of the MHSC, according to L’Equipe.
Gaëtan Laborde could well have played last Sunday in Lille his last match under the colors of Hérault. The former Girondin also scored that night the only goal for his team. However, Rennes have yet to find a salary deal with the striker to finalize the transfer. Discussions should continue late Monday or even Tuesday morning.
In 118 matches in all competitions under the colors of Montpellier, Gaëtan Laborde registered 39 buses and delivered 20 assists. He can evolve in all offensive positions, which corresponds to the recruitment profile mentioned by Bruno Génésio before the trip to Angers this weekend: ” We are discussing with my managers, with Florian Maurice, to find out what we can possibly improve. We still have four days before the end of the transfer window, to think about it and possibly bring an extra to this team, especially in the offensive field. “
The next few hours will be decisive. In addition, Rennes formalized this Monday the transfers of Rafik Guitane to Reims (loaned to CS Maritimo), Gerzino Nyamsi in Strasbourg and Brandon Soppy at Udinese. A departure from Eduardo Camavinga by Tuesday evening midnight, is not to be excluded either. James Léa-Siliki should join Middlesbrough (Championship, the second English division) and Faitout Maouassa Club Bruges.