Steven Nzonzi has been linked with multiple Premier League clubs during the January transfer window, with the idea being he’d arrive on loan from AS Roma.
He’s spent the first half of the season with Galatasaray, but things haven’t gone well for the midfielder in Turkey. The Turkish club haven’t been too fussed about losing him, and he hasn’t been used since December.
That’s allowed Nzonzi to look for a new destination, and now it’s claimed West Ham and Aston Villa have been rejected in favour of Rennes.
On January 22nd, we covered a claim from Turkey that the player had chosen West Ham.
On January 25th, it was reported in France that West Ham were ‘vying’ with Rennes for the signing, and a decision would be made in the coming days.
Foot Mercato now say the decision has been reached, and Nzonzi will join Rennes on loan for the rest of the season. Aston Villa and West Ham get a mention, with it being reported they’ve been turned down after the Frenchman was impressed by the sport project at the Ligue 1 side.
It’s expected the move will be formalised soon.