Rennes: Alfred Gomis, the fallen guardian angel
Alfred Gomis has lost his place in Rennes. But it’s not just that. He has been moved to the background and is no longer on the match sheets. The Senegalese goalkeeper doesn’t understand his situation and wants to leave the club.
Some people see the cages as a prison. Others see them as a place to express their freedoms and desires. It is not easy to go from number one to number two. This is the sad truth of Alfred Gomis in Rennes. L’Senegalese international(14 selections), holder for last season (29 Ligue 1 games, 10 clean sheets), and the previous one paid the price of Steve Mandanda’s arrival. The 29-year-old doorman has indeed lost his place in the cages… and is not even number 2 in the hierarchy. It’s easy: he hasn’t played any matches this year with Stade Rennais. It is now 4eBreton’s goalkeeper.
The guardian angel wants to regain his wings. Alfred Gomis is now chomping at the bit, and letting his bitterness take center stage. He also confided his feelings in the columns of The Gazzetta dello Sport. “It is difficult to understand the situation. This was the club’s decision, and I as a player had to accept it. Although I don’t want to be the victim, I must admit that I didn’t expect to go from all to nothing. I am no more part of the club. Although I train every day along with my teammates, I know that I won’t be called up on the match day. The thing is, I don’t have the option to make things better. “, he first launched.
A desired departure
The Rennais was categorical at that time. This must change. It is urgent for Alfred Gomis. “The winter transfer window closes January 31. We are currently in search of a solution with my agent (Giacomo Branchini; editor’s note). Serie A? It’s a great competition that I always follow and that I find both fascinating and competitive. It is not impossible to return.“, he concludes.
Alfred Gomis is currently under contract until June 2025 and is therefore searching for a way out. In Brittany, his disenchanted paraenthesis continues.
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