Rennes need to sell some players. With 38 (yes, thirty eight) players currently under contract, French newspaper L’Equipe explains a clear-out is on the agenda.
However, the problem for Rennes is that clubs tend to want to buy the players they don’t want to sell, rather than those being ushered towards the club’s exit.
Kamil Grosicki wants to leave during the winter transfer window, having been furious when a move to Burnley failed in the summer. Grosicki thought he was about to become a Premier League player and isn’t keen to give up on his dream.
There’s been no ‘concrete offers’ sent to Rennes for a Grosicki January transfer, and L’Equipe believe it’s unlikely any club will beat the €8m offered by Burnley in the summer.
Grosicki extended his contract in March, not the wisest move for a transfer seeking player, and the current deal runs until June 2020 so there’s no big pressure on Rennes over a decreasing price.
It’s the player’s age which may well put downward pressure on what Rennes can ask. By the next summer transfer window, Grosicki will be 29 years of age, and a wantaway playing nudging on 30 doesn’t often see his value soar.
If Burnley still want Grosicki, there’s a fair chance that an €8m offer could do the trick in January.