Arthur Theate, the Belgian international defender, has signed for Stade Rennais FC from Bologna.
Les Rouge et Noir announced: “Arthur Theate is Red and Black. International with the Red Devils, the central defender of Bologna FC, 22, has joined Stade Rennais FC. He has signed a four-year contract.
“Those whose potential is confirmed from season to season will therefore discover Europe with Stade Rennais FC Our new defender intends to shine in Red and Black to catch the eye of the Belgian coach once again for the next World Cup.”
The reaction of Olivier Cloarec, Executive Chairman of Stade Rennais FC: “Our priority was to recruit a quality central defender, so we are very happy to welcome Arthur.”
Florian Maurice, Technical Director of Stade Rennais FC said: “We are very happy to have him come. He is an international A player from one of the best selections in Europe. And who has had a full season in Bologna. He trained in Italy where he learned what it was to know how to defend intelligently.
“He is a player who commits a lot, he likes to defend. And he likes to duel, he has a natural aggressiveness and incredible energy.
“He will fit in very quickly. I have no doubts about the state of mind of our group. He will find Jérémy Doku, which will be even easier for his integration.”