Forced by the imperative to sell some of its players to reduce its payroll in June, Bordeaux must first reach an agreement for lower wages.
The players and the technical staff of the Stade de Reims followed the example of RC Lens by accepting a reduction in their salaries until June 2021, in the face of the health crisis and the conflict over TV rights which weaken Ligue 1 clubs Other formations have made great progress on this delicate subject. The Girondins de Bordeaux, they have not yet started negotiations, but things are accelerating. A simulation document produced by the club was given to the two representatives of the players in the group, Laurent Koscielny and Paul Baysse.
Don’t sell at all costs
Discussions are expected to intensify quickly. A necessary step for the Girondins whose deficit at the end of the season is estimated between 50 and 80 million euros. Especially since the club did not sell as much as it would have liked during the winter transfer window. This was the desire of its shareholders, who had set a provisional amount of transfers to be made. “June should be used to achieve it”, thinks the sports director of the club Alain Roche, who spoke on the subject in an interview with the daily Sud Ouest.
Players will therefore have to leave in June, but not at any price either, swears Alain Roche. “If there is an interesting proposition for us and the player, we sit around a table, as we did with Pablo. But we are not going to sell to sell, especially not, has- He assured. Because we also need assets. Many players are at the end of their contracts in June, some will leave, we will try to convince others. We will still have to have a coherent team and not to pluck the ‘effective.” Especially since the workforce would especially need to be strengthened, as suggested by the coach, Jean-Louis Gasset. But without sale …