Rennes have strengthened their squad ahead of their Champions League challenge by signing forward Martin Terrier from Olympique Lyonnais.
Terrier, who scored for OL in the 2019-2020 Champions League in the win at RB Leipzig, has joined Rennes for 12 million euros, with a potential 3 million more to come in bonuses, and a 15% clause on any profit made on the player upon resale.
Terrier: "I'm very happy to have joined Rennes"
The France Under-21s international, 23, has signed a deal that runs through to 2025. He told Rennes' website: "I'm very happy to have joined Rennes. I can't wait to join my new teammates at the training camp and to get to know them. It's an important step in my career. Stade Rennais are an ambitious club that is growing year on year. There's the possibility of playing Champions League football this season and that's important. The objectives are getting bigger and bigger.
"I hope it will all go well and I have no doubts on that front. I know a lot of players here and I've only heard positive things about the club. I can't wait to get started with my new club and to show what I can do in front of goal."
Terrier scored just one Ligue 1 Uber Eats goal for OL in 2019-2020 after nine in his debut season but his potential is obvious, especially to Rennes' new technical director Florian Maurice, formerly head of recruitment at OL and instrumental in the deal.
Stéphan: "His signing is greatly satisfying"
Rennes coach Julien Stéphan commented: "His signing is greatly satisfying. He's a player we'd been tracking for a while. We tried to sign him last season and we've managed to make it happen this year. He's intelligent, gives his all, versatile and plays for the team. He'll give us that ability to get in behind defences and has a lot of quality. I hope he'll find that here provides him with a favourable context in order for him to show his best. We'll do everything we can to make the conditions right for him."