19. 05. 2020

FRA M: Tours hire Brazilian colossus Renan

Source: Tours Volley Ball/Facebook; Photo: digitalesportes.com

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The team that led the race for the title in the French Men’s Volleyball Championship at the moment of the cancelation of the season due to coronavirus pandemic, Tours, made a very big transfer move.

 

Tours hired 2.17m tall former Brazil National Team member, Renan Buiatti, for the next season.

There’s a huge chance that a 30-year-old opposite hitter will be the tallest player in the 2020/21 French Championship. The three-time South American Championship winner Renan was the second-best scorer in the last Brazilian Championship with Vôlei Renata.

This transfer came only a few days after Tours announced the arrival of Bosnian setter Željko Ćorić from Sète.

 

See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.

 

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