Berlin - Ramy Bensebaini, who won the French Cup last season and the African
Cup of Nations in July, has joined Borussia Moenchengladbach from Rennes,
the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old defender was part of the Rennes team that upset Paris
Saint-Germain at the Stade de France in April. He started for Algeria
as they won the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, beating Senegal in the
He began his career with Paradou in Algiers and played for Lierse in
Belgium and Montpellier. He also had a trial with Arsenal, playing one
reserve game. He joined Rennes in 2016.
He could make his Moenchengladbach debut in the opening round of the Bundesliga at home to Schalke on Saturday.
Reports estimated that the fee was €10 million.
"Ramy is the player we've been looking for our squad,"
Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberle told the club web site.
"He can be used as a left back or central defender and brings a lot of
experience from three successful years with a very good club from the
French Ligue 1."
Moenchengladbach won the last of their five Bundesliga titles in 1977 and finished fifth last season.