Without a club since the end of his contract with Lille on June 30, Xeka joined Stade Rennais on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Portuguese midfielder signed with SRFC for two seasons. "Looking for a midfielder" after the serious injury to the left ankle of Baptiste SantamariaSeptember 11 against Auxerre (5-0), the Breton club "has set his sights on the former Lille, champion of France in 2021"writes the club in a press release.
"The club needed to strengthen following Baptiste's injury and we are therefore very happy to welcome Xeka to our squad"comments Olivier Cloarec, executive chairman and general manager of Stade Rennais.
Arrived in Lille in January 2017, Xeka played 144 matches in all competitions with LOSC.