Thursday, 30th January, 2014

Rennes have confirmed their signing of Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers target Paul-Georges Ntep on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Promising striker Ntep will therefore move to the club he had been initially close to joining, before QPR and Arsenal became favourites to hoover up his services.

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Rennes' offer to Auxerre was accepted, but no agreement could be found with the player due to personal terms the Ligue 1 club considered to be exorbitant.

However, Rennes have today made good the signing, with photographic proof, after Ntep completed his medical yesterday.


In a short statement via their Twitter feed, the club wrote: "PG Ntep [sic] has signed a contract for three-and-a-half years.

"This afternoon, he participated in his first training session."

The 21-year-old leaves Auxerre after more than two years at the club, during which he scored 20 goals in 62 total appearances.

A France Under-21 international, Auxerre's reluctance to let Ntep leave was partially down to his displays this season, where he bagged 11 goals in 22 games.

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