Alidu Seidu officially a Rennes player!

After three and a half years in the Auvergne, the Clermont-Ferrand defender returned from the African Cup of Nations to the Breton capital on Monday. Alidu Seidu has committed himself to Stade Rennais F.C. until 2028.

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Following in the footsteps of John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan, John Boye and Kamaldeen Sulemana, Alidu is the fifth Ghanaian player to have made the move to Stade Rennais F.C. After spending eight seasons at the highly-regarded Jean-Marc Guillou Academy, the powerful and agile Ghanaian defender caught the eye of Clermont Foot in 2019. He completed his training there for a few months with the Auvergne reserves before making his professional debut against Toulouse in Ligue 2 in September 2020. Praised for his fighting qualities, he piled up the first team starts and made a name for himself. In the 20/21 season, he was one of the players who helped Clermont reach the top league of French football for the first time. The 23-year-old Ghana international played 89 professional matches for Clermont.

Welcome Alidu !


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Alidu Seidu : 
« Stade Rennais is a great club and it's a great privilege for me. I had a great time at Clermont, they gave me everything and welcomed me like a member of the family. I became a man there, and the adventure continues at Rennes and I'm very happy about that. I'm a player who doesn't like to lose, I'm a fighter, I give everything for my colleagues and I'm always looking to progress. I'm very close to Kamaldeen Sulemana, and I get on very well with Christopher Wooh. The rest of the players I've met on Ligue 1 pitches, and I'm sure things will go well in the dressing room.» 

Olivier Cloarec, Executive Chair and Managing Director :
« He's a player who's been on our radar for a number of months. Circumstances dictated that he was brought in this winter to strengthen our defensive line. We're very happy to welcome him, and we've had some very good feedback on him, not to mention the fine footballer he is. We have no doubt that he will fit in perfectly with a dressing room that always welcomes new arrivals. Like Azor Matusiwa, he was an important player for his club. Both are very familiar with Ligue 1, which is an important criterion for us. We can't wait to see him play at Roazhon Park. »

Florian Maurice, Technical Director :
« He's a player who's been identified for some time, who's been proving himself at Clermont for a few years now, with an incredible mentality and great leadership. He adapted very quickly to Ligue 1 and is one of the best in his position. We always hope that things work out when we recruit, but in any case, he has what it takes to become a successful player for Stade Rennais. »