Five things to know about Adrien Truffert, called up to the Blues to replace Lucas Digne

An accomplishment for this young player from Stade Rennais. Here are 5 things to know about Adrien Truffert.

He succeeded in his first

Already international with the under-18s, Truffert made his debut with the France U19 team on September 5, 2019, against Slovenia in a friendly. He immediately stands out by scoring a goal. In club, same success. After signing his first professional contract with Rennes in May 2020, Adrien Truffert made his debut with the first team on September 19 of the same year, at the age of 18. Entered during the game to compensate for the injury of Faitout Maouassa, the young man is taking care of his first match in Ligue 1, by offering himself a goal and an assist (2-1 against Monaco).

He was interested in Belgium

Born in Liège, Truffert can be selected for the Belgium team. Already a French international in the youth categories since 2019, the left side interested in March 2021 Roberto Martinez, coach of the Red Devils, according to information from the Belgian press. It was finally with the Blues that he was called up for the first time in selection A.

Rennes rather than Monaco or PSG

The player was already on the radar of Ligue 1 recruiters from his early years at FC Chartres, where he played from 2010 to 2015. Monaco and PSG wanted him, but he opted for Rennes, a club which was deemed more favorable. to his sporting development. “The club corresponded to our mentality, then explained his father to France Football. It was not bling-bling, the relationship was good, the quality school supervision, it was like a small family. »

Adrien Truffert has been playing for Rennes since 2015. (B. Paquot / L’Équipe)

An attacking side

In line with Theo Hernandez or Lucas Digne, whom he replaces, Adrien Truffert is one of the modern, technical and attacking full-backs. Offensive, without complex, knowing how to rush into space and endowed with a great quality of center, he has four goals and eight assists in two and a half seasons in Ligue 1.

He can also play midfield

Versatile, the Rennais can easily alternate between the position of left side and eccentric midfielder. A position he occupied in youth selections, but also with his club, especially when competition with the Norwegian Birger Meling last season led Bruno Genesio to align Truffert higher up the field. A case that had arisen in particular on November 7, when he had stunned Lyon with two goals at the end of the match.


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