Yacouba Sylla left Aston Villa this summer, after realising he would not feature under Tim Sherwood.
Sylla left Aston Villa to sign with Rennes in France.
The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Rennes.
A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Aston Villa today.
Rennes have announced the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla.
The Mali international played just 22 league games for Aston Villa.
Tim Sherwood is set to allow four Aston Villa players to leave this summer.
A look at what the future holds for the club's loanees with a new boss now in place.
Yacouba Sylla isn't sure what the future holds for him at Aston Villa while he spends the season on loan in Turkey, but the midfielder remains committed to his parent club.
Aston Villa are reportedly close to signing French midfielder Yacouba Sylla from Clarmont Foot within the next 24 hours.