Rennes' newly-minted signing Jeremy Doku has admitted that he did not expect to leave Belgian side Anderlecht during the summer transfer window.
"I was not thinking of a departure. I imagined doing this season at Anderlecht then a few teams were interested in me.
"I chose Rennes because it was the best project that came to me".
The 18-year-old also believes that he made the right decision to move to Ligue 1 and expressed his delight at the side being able to compete in the Champions League.
"Ligue 1 is a higher level, we play in the Champions League. I have to take new steps. I will be expected to do more with my new club, for sure, but this It's up to me to prove it.
"I'm not going to say that I followed all the Rennes matches, but I knew the importance of the club in French football."