Nemanja Matic has reportedly requested a move away from French Ligue 1 side Rennes during the ongoing transfer window, stunning football fans and analysts.
Nevertheless, it is the reason behind his request that seems surprisingly unorthodox in the world of football.
Matic, former midfielder for Serie A club Roma, is seeking a transition purportedly due to the absence of an international school for his children in Rennes.
While the concerned parties have yet to comment officially on the matter, it’s reported that Ligue 1 rivals Lyon and English Championship side Fulham have shown interest in the Serbian international.
The source of the news has not named its direct quotes but the rumours continue to bloster talks within the football community. More developments are expected in the following days.