Rennes have completed the permanent signing of Fulham defender Abdes Ouaddoh, the French club confirmed this morning.
The Moroccan international spent last season on loan with Rennes and has now signed a two-year deal to make a full-time switch. Ouaddoh joined Fulham for £2m from Nancy in August 2001 but struggled to nail down a first-team place at Craven Cottage. He made 38 appearances in total for the club.
Fulham defender Abdeslam Ouaddou is stalling over a permanent move to Rennes after an impressive loan spell at the French club.
The Moroccan international joined Rennes on a season-long loan in July and they are keen to keep him on a permanent basis.
Rennes are believed to have offered Ouaddou a three-year deal, but the giant defender is keeping his options open as a number of clubs have expressed interest in his services.
Spanish side Espanyol, Italians Chievo and a mystery French side are all reported to be monitoring Ouaddou’s situation at Rennes.
Fulham are unlikely to stand in his way if they receive a suitable offer, as he does not figure in Chris Coleman’s long-term plans.
Ouaddou is set to wait until the end of the season before making a decision on his future and he is believed to favour staying in France.