Bayer Leverkusen: Bundesliga Invincibles Sign Highly-Rated Jeanuel Belocian From Rennes

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German Bundesliga reigning champions, Bayer Leverkusen have resumed the re-enforcement of their squad for the upcoming season with the signing of French youngster Jeanuel Belocian from Rennes.

The talented center-back has committed to the Bundesliga champions until 2029 after Bayer Leverkusen paid Rennes the sum of €15 million for his services.

Renowned Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed the report that the 19-year-old center-back arrived for a fee of €15 million on a five-year deal.

Romano wrote on his X account: “Bayer Leverkusen complete first signing as 2005 born defender Jeanuel Belocian joins from Rennes.

“Deal done on a five-year contract, fee around €15m for the France U21 center back to join Xabi Alonso’s side.”

Sporting director Simon Rolfes has high hopes for the 19-year-old, describing him as a “great talent” with the potential to make a big impact at Leverkusen.

Belocian himself expressed his excitement at joining the club, praising their recent success in winning the Bundesliga title and German Cup under the leadership of Xabi Alonso.

The Belgian said: “I’ve been in contact with Bayer 04 for a long time, of course. Being able to join the German double-winner now is just unbelievable for me.”

Leverkusen’s triumph last season marked a historic moment for the club, claiming their first Bundesliga title and completing the domestic double with a victory over Kaiserslautern in the German Cup final.

The club’s only defeat of the season came in the Europa League final against Serie A giant Atalanta in May.

Despite the setback in the Europa League final, the future looks bright for Leverkusen with the addition of young talents like Belocian to their roster.

Who is Jeanuel Belocian?

Jeanuel Belocian is a French professional footballer who plays as a center-back or central midfielder for Ligue 1 club Rennes. The France international will join Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on 1 July 2024.

His older brother Wilhem is a two-time Olympic hurdler for France who has also won the European indoor title.

Belocian’s football career

Belocian started his footballing career in the youth association of AJC at just 5 years old before moving on to Stade Lamentinois at 8.

In July 2020, he joined the youth academy of Rennes and signed his debut professional contract with the club on 10 November 2021, committing until 2024.

Since his first-team debut in March 2022, Belocian has made 39 appearances for Rennes, including in the Europa League.

At the International stage, Belocian has represented France’s junior teams, from U-17 to U-21, making 30 appearances.

He was part of the team that won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2022.

His height and age

Jeanuel Belocian was born on the 17th of February 2005. He is currently 19 years old. Belocian has a height of 1.82 m.

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