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Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd joins Stade Rennes in France

Stade Rennes have confirmed the signing of Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd from Dijon.

The French Club completed the signing of the 24-year-old on a four-year contract ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Aguerd is expected to slot into the heart of defence of Rennes who finished third during the previous campaign which booked them a spot in the Champions League for the first time in their history.

“We are very satisfied with the signing of Nayef. It is a profile that we identified quite quickly with [head coach] Julien Stephan for this position of left central defender,” Rennes president Nicolas Holveck said on the club website after signing the central defender.

“It is a great opportunity for us to have this player that we will continue to develop, and which will be operational right away.”

Aguerd himself speaking on the Rennes website admits he was seduced by the progress of the club and can’t wait to have Champions League action under his belt.

“I am very happy to join Stade Rennais FC It is the club I needed to take a step forward,” he said.

“I was able to discuss with Julien Stephan before my arrival, I was seduced through the sports project. I can’t wait to meet the group, to be able to train with my teammates and of course to discover the Champions League.”

Aguerd made his professional debut for the Morocco national football team in a friendly 0–0 tie with Albania on 31 August 2018.

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