KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu's performances in Ligue 2 last season for Reims has earned him a move to Stade Rennais, the team announced on Tuesday.
According to reports, both teams agreed to a 12-million euro transfer fee for the 22-year-old who had a break out season for Reims as he bagged 17 goals during the 2017-2018 Ligue 2 season, helping them to earn promotion as champions.
The Washington D.C.-born, France raised forward has played for Reims since he was seven years old and went on to make his debut for the team January 2015 against Tolouse. He spent the half of the 2016-2017 season on loan with Chateauroux in the Championnat National, France's third tier, scoring 10 goals in 15 games as they earned promotion back to Ligue 2.
Rennes, which is the former team of Carlos Bocanegra, finished the recently concluded Ligue 1 season in fifth place in the standings, which puts them in the group stages for the UEFA Europa League.
On the international front, Siebatcheu is eligible to represent the United States, France, and Cameroon. While he has so far played for France at the under-21 level, US Soccer has been in communication with the player in hopes of getting him to wear the jersey of the red, white and blue.