Former Manchester United star Nemanja Matic is reportedly pushing to leave Stade Rennais this month. The midfielder has become ‘unhappy’ at the Ligue 1 outfit and would be keen to return to the Premier League as soon as possible.
Matic left England in 2022 after becoming a rotational option at Old Trafford under the management of both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. Rather than commit another campaign to the Red Devils, the Serbian international opted to reunite with Jose Mourinho for the third time in his career.
He joined Roma on a one-year deal and made 50 appearances for the Serie A outfit, scoring on two occasions. However, despite providing stability in midfield and a wealth of experience, Roma decided to cash in on the ex-Benfica star.
An offer of £2.5million from Stade Rennais was accepted by the Italian giants, though the move has not panned out as any party expected. Despite featuring in 13 of Rennes’ 17 league games this season, Matic is attempting to force a move away from the club.
According to Ouest-France, the 35-year-old is unhappy at the Roazhon Park outfit and is keen to leave the club as soon as possible. Matic has struggled to integrate into the squad and he has already emptied his locker at Rennes’ training ground in a desperate attempt to force through an exit.
The ex-Chelsea star has also left the team’s group chat and is hopeful that offers will arrive soon to allow him to leave the club just months after putting pen to paper with the French side. A key issue is said to be that Matic joined Rennes under the assumption that he would be able to enrol his three children in a local international school.