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West Ham want Arthur Theate to join Al-Ittihad for €18 million…

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Rennes central defender Arthur Theate (24) will join Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad, the club announced on Thursday. Fabrizio Romano. The Belgian international was expected to leave Brittany this summer after just two seasons at Red and Black. Rennes will receive a transfer fee of €18 million. The Ligue 1 club will recoup the vast majority of the €20 million they paid Bologna in 2022. Arthur Theate was equal to Stade Rennais with a contract expiring in 2027.

Fabrizio Romano understands that Rennes and Al Ittihad have reached an agreement for the player’s transfer and that personal terms have been agreed with Arthur Theate. The Belgium international has already completed his medical with Al Ittihad, who have announced former AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli as their new manager.

The Italian journalist adds that Premier League club West Ham United are keen to acquire the services of Arthur Theate, who played in three of the Belgian national team’s four games at the European Championship. The 24-year-old central defender is set to sign a three-year contract with an option for a further year.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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