Ekoko eyeing Rennes stay

Forward keen to extend stade in Brittany

Jires Kembo Ekoko: Has revealed he is keen to open talks with Rennes over a new contract

Rennes striker Jires Kembo Ekoko has revealed he wants to sign a new contract with the club.

The 24-year-old is a product of the club's youth Academy, having moved to Brittany as an 18-year-old in 2006.

The former France Under-21 international has just a year left on his current deal and there has been speculation over his future at Route de Lorient.

However, the Democratic of Congo-born star has indicated he is keen to open talks over an extension.

"I am very happy to start the season with Rennes," Ekoko told L'Equipe.

"It's my club and the town where I grew up.

"I never closed the door on a new deal. My agents and the club are trying to reach an agreement."