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1 Those whose exit is confirmed
Among the safe departures, there are those whose contract with Bordeaux ended at the end of the season: Benoît Costil (free), Yacine Adli (at Milan), Marcelo (free), Javairô Dilrosun (€12 million option not raised, return to Hertha Berlin), Timothée Pembélé (option of 8 million euros not…
1 Those whose exit is confirmed
Among the safe departures, there are those whose contract with Bordeaux ended at the end of the season: Benoît Costil (free), Yacine Adli (at Milan), Marcelo (free), Javairô Dilrosun (12 million euro option not exercised, return to Hertha Berlin), Timothée Pembélé (€8m option not exercised, return to PSG), Raoul Bellanova (option exercised by Cagliari) and Tidiane Malbec (free). Amadou Traoré, trained at Haillan and who, however, had a proposal for an extension in hand from the 2020-2021 season, will be released.
According to our information, Captain Josuha Guilavogui will not be there either. Before the last game of the season, he had not closed the door: “When you have a feeling of shame, you have to erase it quickly. Maybe staying on might be the right challenge to brush up on my resume. […] Contributing to Girondins’ rise in Ligue 1 could erase that feeling of shame and sporting failure. He will eventually return to Wolfsburg, where he still has one year left on his contract.
two Those that the club leaves or wants to leave
Management has identified various market values. Alberth Elis, Junior Onana and Hwang Ui-Jo are among them. The first two have been offered to various agents and clubs in recent weeks. The latter, for which Bordeaux turned down big offers last summer, would be of interest to Nantes according to RMC. But Girondins are unlikely to break the bank with a player who turns 30 in August and only has one year left on his contract.
Elis’ contractual situation has not yet been formalized by Girondins or by Boavista, his club that gave him a purchase option of six million euros. “He has a contract with Bordeaux for a few more years,” however, his agent recently told a Honduran media outlet, referring to “exchanges” with French clubs and other championships. His departure is inevitable.
Rémi Oudin (25 years old, with a contract until 2024) can represent a small income. The club wants to sell it. For Josh Maja, M’Baye Niang, Mehdi Zerkane, Fransergio, Enock Kwateng, Edson Mexer and Paul Baysse, this will go through a transfer or layoff if they refuse a big pay cut (see elsewhere), but the Girondins must bring in assignments to hire. The Mozambican, for example, is not opposed to the idea of spending a fourth and final year in Gironde.
For Ricardo Mangas (on loan from Boavista) or even Gideon Mensah (from Red Bull Salzburg), the adventure should end there. A Ghanaian media announced that Bordeaux was preparing to exercise the option of the second, estimated at 2 million euros, but his agent formally denied it.
3 Those that the club wants to keep but…
Girondins intends to exercise the purchase option of four million euros for Anel Ahmedhodzic (Malmö). It remains to have the funds, convince the player to stay in L2 and resist offers from other clubs. It is not obvious. The central defender is in any case one of the players around whom David Guion wants to build his team.
He would also like to stay with Sekou Mara (19 years old, with a contract until 2025). But can the club, which is badly in need of money, keep what constitutes one of its biggest market values? Guion spoke with his striker during the Toulon tournament last weekend and assured that he will not be able to fight against the offers. The player himself is open to the idea of leaving. Lyon, Monaco, Strasbourg, Lille and Bayer Leverkusen, among others, turned to the information.
Guion, finally, wants to be able to count on Danylo Ignatenko, who had one year left on his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk that he had loaned him. The purchase option was low, the Ukrainian midfielder feels good in Bordeaux where his family was repatriated with the help of the club, and obviously he does not consider returning to the country.
As for the members of the professional group who could or should stay, the list is short: Gaëtan Poussin, Rafal Straczek (the Polish goalkeeper), Davy Rouyard, Abdel Medioub, Malcom Bokele (convincing at Villefranche), Tom Lacoux, Issouf Sissokho, Thibault Klidjé, Dilane Bakwa, even veteran Jimmy Briand (37), on his way to re-enlist according to “20 Minutes,” and Stian Gregersen. Several youngsters from the training center should join the ranks, in addition to the “fairly important recruit” mentioned by David Guion.
not in a strong position
Several agents and directors of French clubs have more or less the same phrase: “I don’t see who would benefit from making an offer today. Instead of a shopping club, I wait until the last moment. “Everyone knows that Girondins is in trouble with relegation forcing it to part with three-quarters of its squad and an alarming financial situation.
In short: they are not in a strong position to negotiate sales to the upside. His salvation could come from a possible competition between courtiers for his main market values, Sekou Mara and Alberth Elis. But we will have to act quickly, because his schedule is notably dictated by his appearance before the DNCG on June 14, and possibly on appeal if a demotion to Nacional is pronounced as a precautionary measure.
It closes the 2021-2022 financial year with a deficit of 40 million euros that it will compensate in part thanks to these sales, and then it will have to contract. In sporting terms, after having dragged like a cannonball a too late constitution of its squad last year, Bordeaux must go faster to better prepare the season of its long-awaited return.