Gérard Lopez: "We hope that we will also have the opportunity to work quietly on arrivals"

Gérard Lopez: “We hope that we will also have the opportunity to work quietly on arrivals”


Gerard Lopezon France Info, answered the question of whether the Girondins de Bordeaux were weakened sportingly following the late decision to keep the club in Ligue 2. the President of the FCGB hopes above all that the DNCG will not be fearful, particularly at the level of transfers.

“If Bordeaux will start the season weakened? Yes and no, we will see what decisions will be made in the coming hours. The problem we’ve had since the start is that when you put a club like Bordeaux in National, you automatically block transfers because all the clubs that could be interested in players hesitate to make offers, or expect players to leave for free eventually. So somewhere, we are doubly harmed by that. Afterwards, the fact that Sékou Mara left has a lot to do with the relationship we were able to maintain with the club. But for the rest, we had to wait. So yes, all of that will be a little complicated, but we hope that we will have the possibility of… Already, we are going to sell players, that’s for sure, because there are a lot of club interests for the players, but we hope that we will also have the possibility of working quietly on arrivals”.

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