We were first linked with Stade de Reims forward Remi Oudin exactly one month ago in L’Equipe.
Reims President Jean-Pierre Caillot has given a recent interview on France Bleu radio about his young phenom.
From his interview, it is clear that Reims is looking to cash in on the player this summer.
Here is what he said:
“For the moment, the only player who clearly has a good exit because we gave him our word at the beginning of the year, it is Rémi Oudin.”
“For him, considering all the approaches that are made by clubs from everywhere, I think it may be the right time to go because sometimes, to do the year more, it’s never good neither for the player nor for us.”
“So we will see, we will not sell him off, he will leave if he has a project that suits him and obviously the Stade de Reims is there.”
What strikes us from this passage is that Caillot is clearly looking to strike while the iron is hot with Oudin.
He is correct that sometimes “to do the year more” does not always work out. If Oudin gets injured or has a prolonged patch of poor form, his fee could drop drastically.
The President of the club is hoping to extract as high of a fee from the many suitors as possible. As most Ligue 1 clubs are selling clubs, we can’t really fault him.
If reports are to be believed the Reims’ Academy product has a ton of interest across Europe.
He is linked with Newcastle and Watford in England as well as Fiorentina and Lazio in Italy.
In Spain, both Seville clubs, Real Betis and Sevilla, along with Getafe are said to be tracking the young Frenchman.
Let’s just say that half of Ligue 1 is also linked with him.
With a fee in the range of €10-€15M being quoted, there’s a good chance that Caillot could find a club to cash in on his young prodigy.