Black Stars forward Kamaldeen Sulemana says he felt it was the right time to start a new chapter following his move to Southampton from Stade Rennes.
The 20-year-old joined the Premier League on transfer deadline day for a club-record fee.
The Ghanaian had the decision to make between joining Southampton and Everton and eventually chose the Saints over the Toffees despite their position on the league table.
Kamaldeen joined Stade Rennes two years ago and was certain of glowing despite being plagued with injuries in his maiden season in France.
The forward believes though he didn’t expect the move this early, it was the right time for his take on a new challenge.
“I never thought my journey as a Rennais will be this short but the time has come for me to turn the chapter,” he said in an Instagram post.
“Through the hard & good times, this journey has been full of great memories & lessons. I played alongside very talented mates & friends who became family. The Roazhon Celtic Kop, Les Socios, Allez Rennes, Roahzon’s Calls & the entire fans made Roahzon Park a unique story in my chapters.
“From my debut vs Lens on 8-08-21 to my last game vs Lorient 27-01-23 throughout my 18 months stay in Brittany will be one I will keep at heart & thoughts. All the best this season & beyond.
“Allez Les Rouge et Noir. Saint Sulemana Loading……”
Kamaldeen awaits international clearance and work permit in order to start his Southampton career.