Former Ghana international Michael Essien has sent a goodwill message to Kamaldeen Sulemana who joined Stade Rennes last week.
According to the former Chelsea midfielder, he wishes the youngster the best of luck in his new chapter. Michael Essien who is an assistant coach at FC Nordsjaelland worked with Kamaldeen Sulemana in the 2020/21 season.
“Wishing you all the best Kamaldeen Sulemana in your new club Stade Rennes. Good luck,” Michael Essien said in his post.
Kamaldeen Sulemana on July 16 joined Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes side from Nordsjælland on a five-year deal until 2026 after both clubs reached an agreement of around 15 million Euros plus add ons.
He became the fourth Ghanaian to join the Rouge et Noir after John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan and John Boye.
Speaking for the first time after the move, an elated Kamaldeen said he believes he made the right choice for his development.
“I am very happy to join Stade Rennais FC, a very good French club. The project meets my expectations. The Ligue 1 Uber Eats is one of the best leagues in Europe. There is a very good team in Rennes, a lot of talent. I know the club is famous for its training. For a young player like me, it is the best choice to progress. I have come to help the team achieve their goals. It is a great challenge to take up,” he said.
Born in Techiman and aged 19, he was trained at Right To Dream Academy, partner of FCNordsjælland. He has two caps for Ghana having made his debut in an international friendly against Mali in October 2020.
Sulemana had an impressive campaign in the Danish Superliga last term where he netted 10 goals and provided 8 assists in 29 appearances.