Ligue 1 transfer news: Rennes pursue Monaco defender Guillermo Maripan

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Rennes are actively pursuing the signature of Monaco‘s Guillermo Maripan, FootballTransfers has been told.

The French club is keen on acquiring the services of the seasoned defender, recognising him not only as a stalwart in the backline but also as a pivotal figure in fostering talent within the team.

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The 29-year-old’s leadership qualities and his ability to serve as an exemplary role model for the younger players at Monaco have not gone unnoticed. He acted as a mentor for former players Axel Disasi and Benoit Badiashile, and this played a significant role in their development in France, before they both earned a move to Chelsea last year.

Axel Disasi and Benoît Badiashile
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Rennes are currently undergoing a transition, and it’s thought their youthful squad could greatly benefit from Maripan’s wealth of experience.

One of the standout features that make Maripan an enticing prospect for Rennes is his impressive contribution in the attacking third. In the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, he showcased his versatility by netting five and four goals respectively.

Rennes see the player as a linchpin for their ongoing project, with the club currently in 10th place in Ligue 1.

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