French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims says Warriors midfielder Marshall Munetsi is not for sale amid reports that the Zimbabwean is a summer transfer target for English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.
Munetsi, who turned 26 recently, returned to his base in France last week ahead of the pre-season preparations that got underway on Monday at the Raymond Kopa Life Centre for the upcoming 2022/2023 French Ligue 1 campaign.
According to MadeInFOOT, the Reims boss Caillot was quoted by L’Union saying:
He (Munetsi) has just extended (his contract) and is untransferable.
According to media reports from Britain, Brighton and Hove Albion have made an inquiry on the Zimbabwean’s availability this summer.
Brighton are keen to replace Yves Bissouma who has joined fellow English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur.
The Daily Mail reported last week that Brighton had made inquiries about Munetsi. It said:
Brighton have asked about highly rated Reims midfielder Marshall Munetsi.
The Zimbabwe international, who turned 26 on Wednesday, has been impressing in the French league where his statistics have compared favourably with some of the best midfielders in the country.
Munetsi’s figures, notably on interceptions and defensive duels won in game, put him ahead of the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, who joined Real Madrid from Monaco earlier this month, and Boubacar Kamara, who left Marseille for Aston Villa.
Stade de Reims rate Munetsi highly since he joined the club in 2019 from South African side, Orlando Pirates.
Posting on their website at the time of the extension of Munetsi’s contract, Stade de Reims said:
Capable of occupying all midfield positions, but also the position of central defender, Marshall Munetsi has an atypical profile: a versatile and enduring player on whom Oscar Garcia has been able to count on 23 times this season.
During the 2021/22 financial year, after nine matches, he was the one who had swallowed the most kilometres in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.
The Zimbabwe international had covered 103.9km, an average of 11.5km per game.
His record? 13.72 km during the match between Stade Rennais and Stade de Reims (0-2).
Tireless midfielder, and impregnable central defender, Marshall Munetsi also knows how to turn into a formidable scorer!