Camavinga, Laborde, Badé, Sulemana, Maouassa … Whether in the direction of arrivals or departures, Stade Rennais has been very active during this summer window of the transfer market. Despite the health and financial crisis, the Breton club has spent a lot, and sold a lot, especially during the last hours of the transfer window.
By spending 79.5 million euros in the last three months, Stade Rennais has exceeded its record for the budget allocated to the transfer window of recent seasons. For comparison, in 2020, the current eighth in Ligue 1 had bought for 70 million euros, and the previous year for 58 million euros.
As a direct consequence of these purchases, the Rennes club settled in second place among the most spending French clubs during the summer, just behind Paris Saint-Germain and its 83 million euros. On the European level, he is in 9th position, behind Arsenal (165.6M), Manchester United (140M), Chelsea (120M), Manchester City (117.5M), RB Leipzig (107.8M) Aston Villa ( 106.5M), AS Roma (97.8M) and therefore PSG.
While Florian Maurice and the Rennes managers bought a lot, they also carried out a real downsizing operation. Fifteen players left Brittany, nine of them for a check. Total amount of sales: 45.5 million euros.
By selling Camavinga to Real Madrid for € 31million, theboard rouge et noir had the second highest-paying sale in its history. In 2016, Ousmane Dembélé was sold to Borussia Dortmund for 35 million euros before, three years later, Ismaïla Sarr took over the management of Watford against a check for 30 million euros. However, regarding Camavinga, bonuses could be added to the operation.
By adding the arrivals, the sales and the players who left free, no less than 22 players who left or arrived at the club during the summer of 2021. A real crossover.
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