Earlier this month, Ghanaian winger Kamaldeen Sulemana put an end to speculation about joining Ajax or Manchester United. He chose neither.

Sulemana finally opted for the third option and signed a contract with the French team Rennes.

The Mail reported in May that United were serious about signing Sulemana, who had impressed for Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.

United were obviously less serious than this report suggested and Ajax appeared to be on the verge of a move in June. But Voetball Primeur claimed Sulemana hesitated, waiting for a better offer that was speculated to have come from United.

Turns out it was Rennes who paid just over £ 10m to sign the teenager.

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This week Sulemana explained his decision and says that he feels the move was the right one for him at this stage in his career.

Sulemana was quoted by Goal as saying: “I made my decision here based on my playing time and I think there is a better chance that I will play more here than anywhere else and I will play against great teams here too.”

A sensible choice

There is no objection to Sulemana’s decision. He is a very talented young attacker but it was impossible to see where the 19 year old would be at Old Trafford.

When it comes to strikers, United are suddenly better positioned than they have been in a long time, with Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial, supported by Amad, Dan James, Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellitri.

Nobody could guess where Sulemana should fit in. He would have needed a loan to gain experience and even then there would have been no clear path to first-team football.

United will likely keep watching him and in a few years he could be on the level to make his way into the Red Devils starting XI. It will also be a little more expensive.

The other interesting side note on this transfer is that Rennes is spending money. United are said to be interested in Eduardo Camavinga, The Guardian reports, who they may have to sell as his contract only runs for one year.

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