In Rennes, an air of relief seems to hover around Roazhon Park. The Rouge et Noir, long in search of a central defender this summer, to replace Nayef Aguerd who left for West Ham, have finally found their man. Arthur Theate, 22-year-old Belgian defender, will join the Rennes ranks next season. In addition to presenting great defensive qualities, the Red Devil will obviously be one to watch in another compartment of the game.
By signing in Rennes, Arthur Theate stood out. By becoming the most expensive Belgian in history in his post, the now, former player of Bologna now has a label of defensive leader in the making on the side of Brittany. With great ambitions ahead of this season, Bruno Génésio’s group will have to live up to the expectations placed on him, at the national level, but also at European level. On a personal level, Theate is expected to take on the defensive task of course, but a few goals could also be scored by the player revealed in the Pro League.
A very high goal ratio
left-handed, able to evolve in central defense with two, three, and even in the left axis of a rearguard line, Arthur Theate seems to be the perfect recruit for the SRFC. Very happy to have finally found the shoe that suits them, the Rennais are certainly preparing to discover a player that Europe could well snap up in a few years. Equipped with talented set piece shooters, the Rennes team will obviously be able to take advantage of it. Like the goal scored with a header by Guirassy this Wednesday against Nantes in a friendlythis game segment could become a weapon.
After 75 matches played as a professional in all competitions, Arthur Theate has already scored 7 goals and provided an assist. Thus, in more than 10% of his matches, the player is decisive on a goal. A high stat for a centre-back.
Alongside Omari, Badé, or even the youngest defenders of the training center, Theate is expected at the turn, and could well prove to be among the most talented players in this position in Ligue 1.