Ligue 1. Mandanda close to signing with Rennes

Marseille’s French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, 37, is due to undergo a medical examination in Rennes on Wednesday for a possible transfer to this club.

Last Friday, during a press conference, Stade Rennes coach Bruno Genesio indicated that the club was looking for a goalkeeper to replace Alfred Gomis, holder last season, who had not given full satisfaction. .

Bruno Genesio had expressed his wish to recruit an “experienced” goalkeeper.

A monument to OM

Steve Mandanda presents this profile, with 34 selections for the France team (32 tenures, 22 wins) and a monument status in Marseille where he played 610 matches, from 2007 to 2022.

Under the colors of OM, he won a French championship title in 2010 and three League Cups in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Mandanda, a native of Kinshasa (DRC) and trained in Le Havre, had a more delicate last season on the sporting level with competition from Pau Lopez in his position. He nevertheless started on May 14 with OM during the defeat of the Marseillais in Rennes (2-0) in the league.

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