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Steve Mandanda Joins Rennes After Marseille Exit

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Last Updated: July 07, 2022, 09:08 IST

Steve Mandanda (Twitter)

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France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda signed a two-year deal with Rennes on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with Marseille to rescind his contract

France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda signed a two-year deal with Rennes on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with Marseille to rescind his contract.

The World Cup winner has spent most of his career at Marseille, making a record 613 appearances for the club since his arrival from Le Havre in 2007.

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“Olympique de Marseille and Steve Mandanda have decided to go their separate ways by mutual agreement,” the club said in a statement.

“OM would like to sincerely thank Steve for everything he has brought to the club.”

The 37-year-old was under contract with Marseille until 2024 but spent much of last season as the second choice to Pau Lopez.

According to a source close to the matter, Mandanda underwent a medical in Rennes on Wednesday before finalising his move.

He will compete with Senegal international Alfred Gomis for the starting role at Rennes.

Mandanda, the long-time back-up to Hugo Lloris, has won 34 caps for France and was part of the winning World Cup squad in Russia four years ago.

The Kinshasa-born keeper helped Marseille win the last of their nine Ligue 1 titles in 2010. He joined Crystal Palace on a free transfer in 2016 but returned to Marseille a year later.

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first published:July 07, 2022, 09:08 IST
last updated:July 07, 2022, 09:08 IST