Turkish ace Mevlut Erding has confirmed he rejected offers to leave France in order to sign with Rennes.
The 24-year-old striker was a target of Newcastle last summer, but he decided to stay and fight for his place at Paris Saint Germain.
He has now opted to leave Parc Des Princes and has finalised a deal with Rennes on a three-and-half-year deal.
Erding revealed he had rejected offers, with French sources claiming he snubbed loan bids from Fulham, Sunderland and Galatasaray.
He told L'Equipe: "I am released. I am joining an ambitious club that improves every year.
"I had offers from abroad, where I could have earned much more money, but I favoured the sporting aspect.
"It is a long time ago since I have been in the starting XI in my club, and I want to play and score, that's all."