Stade Rennais recruits Xeka to compensate for the absence of Baptiste Santamaria

Without a club since the end of his contract with Lille on June 30, Xeka joined Stade Rennais on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Portuguese midfielder signed with SRFC for two seasons. “Looking for a midfielder” following the serious injury to the left ankle of Baptiste Santamaria, on September 11 against Auxerre (5-0), the Breton club “has set his sights on the former Lille, champion of France in 2021”wrote the club in a press release.

“The club needed to strengthen following Baptiste’s injury and we are therefore very happy to welcome Xeka to our squad”commented Olivier Cloarec, Executive Chairman and General Manager of Stade Rennais.

Arrived in Lille in January 2017, Xeka played 144 matches in all competitions with LOSC.

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