Stade Rennais have officially completed the signing of versatile Black Stars defender Alidu Seidu from Clermont Foot for a reported fee of €11 million.
The 23-year-old player has inked a four-and-a-half-year contract, tying him to the club until June 2028.
A statement by the club said: “After three and a half years in the Auvergne, the Clermont-Ferrand defender returned from the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to the Breton capital on Monday. Alidu Seidu has committed himself to Stade Rennais F.C. until 2028.”
Following in the footsteps of John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan, John Boye and Kamaldeen Sulemana, Alidu is the fifth Ghanaian player to have made the move to Stade Rennais F.C. After spending eight seasons at the highly-regarded Jean-Marc Guillou Academy, the powerful and agile Ghanaian defender caught the eye of Clermont Foot in 2019.
He completed his training there for a few months with the Auvergne reserves before making his professional debut against Toulouse in Ligue 2 in September 2020. Praised for his fighting qualities, he piled up the first team starts and made a name for himself.
In the 20-21 season, he was one of the players who helped Clermont reach the top league of French football for the first time. The 23-year-old Ghana international played 89 professional matches for Clermont.