Essien wishes Sulemana well at Rennes


Former Ghana international Michael Essien is very happy with Kamaldeen Sulemana’s big money move to French club, Stade Rennes.

Sulemana recently completed a move from FC Nordsjaelland after Rennes reportedly paid the Danish side a total of 15 million Euros plus add ons, with 75% of that fee to be paid upfront.

The 19-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 side after he scored 10 times and weighed in with eight assists in the Danish Superliga last season.

Essien, a former Chelsea midfielder, who now works as a coach at Nordsjaelland, has a great relationship with Sulemana from their time together in Denmark. Essien took to his Instagram page to wish the teenager the very best at Rennes, where he looks to excel and attract the world’s popular clubs.

“Wishing you all the best Kamaldeen Sulemana in your new club Stade Rennes. Good luck,” Essien wrote.

Liverpool and Ajax Amsterdam were amongst the clubs that were keen on signing the winger, but he wanted a move to a club where he will be valued and guaranteed game time at this stage in his career.

Sulemana was at Nordsjaelland over the weekend to bid farewell to fans and former teammates before flying to Spain to join Rennes’ pre-season camp.

Nordsjaelland have become an ideal destination for Ghanain footballers especially those from the esteemed Right to Dream Academy based in Accra. Ajax Amsterdam sensation Mohammed Kudus also went through the club’s ranks before making a move to the Dutch giants last season.

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By FARPost reporter