An academy player of Stade Malherbe Caen, and spending a season with Cherbourg, the Norman also played at the highest national level with the Girondins de Bordeaux before joining the English club Aston Villa in the summer of 2019. Frederic Guilbert, transferred for free, is now ready to write the third page of his history in blue and white and to return to the Meinau stadium where he is very popular.
“Never two without three! I have been waiting for this moment for a long time, so I am really very happy,” the player said. “I have always felt good here, in this city and in this club, and I have already lived many good moments, so it’s a logical sequel. I am ready to give everything again for Racing and for its supporters, as well as my teammates, whom I know well. The common goal is to stay in Ligue 1. There is a good team and a good mindset: we will make it happen and make everyone happy.“
The President of Racing, Marc Keller, was also pleased with the return of Frederic Guilbert: “We have always stayed in touch, but last off-season, all the conditions were not met, either financially or in terms of the calendar. Today, we recover in excellent conditions not only a very good player but also a man very attached to Racing. Fred will now fully participate with us in achieving the goal we have set for the rest of the season: keeping Racing in Ligue 1 and providing enjoyment for our supporters.”