Fanni: “Atlético is a great opportunity”

Rennes defender reveals he is currently in transfer negotiations


Atlético’s defence looks like it could be reinforced this summer as Rennes defender Rod Fanni reveals negotiations with los Colchoneros are ongoing.

Marca is reporting that discussions are in their advanced stages as Atlético look to bring in the right back ahead of the start of the new season.

The Frenchman, speaking on radio station RCM in his homeland, is quoted as saying “there are indeed negotiations with Atlético. I’m very proud that such a team has been following me for a year and a half, but my agent is dealing with everything.

“Atlético is a great opportunity for me.”

Fanni signed a one-year contract extension with Rennes in November 2009, which was expected to keep him at Route de Lorient until June 2012.

Prior to signing for Rennes, the defender was linked with moves to the English Premier League, but it looks as if Fanni will be playing in continental Europe a little longer.

UPDATE: Rennes have revealed that ‘we have received an offer from Atlético, but it is unacceptable.

“We are far from reaching an agreement.”