Gérard Lopez and his sporting director, Admar Lopes, surely did not need that. But the heavy defeat this Saturday of the Girondins in Nice (0-4) confirmed to the new Bordeaux leaders that it was very urgent for them to strengthen in attack and defense.
“What needs to be improved? It’s giving more options. There, for example today, what we would have missed, it is a 9 which manages to hold the ball. It was difficult to find benchmarks in front … It’s easy to highlight the defense that takes the goals, but the problem is that if in front you can not keep the ball, you give them every time the ball to beat you. It will undoubtedly be before (recruitment) and then perhaps something in central defense, ”said the former owner and president of LOSC at the microphone of Prime Video.
Beto, priority target
The club has therefore been active for several days to find in particular the right complement in attack for Mara and Elis, one of the club’s new recruits. According to information from 20 Minutes, the Girondins are targeting Beto! The young striker (23) from Portimonense (Portugal) is the club’s priority target. The one who has scored two goals in three Liga Bwin games this season is pending departure. In recent days, he has even engaged in a standoff with his leaders. He publicly asked to leave the Portuguese club last Tuesday. A communication that did not appreciate at all its leaders, who opened a disciplinary procedure against him the time to resolve his situation.
His profile corresponds perfectly to what the Girondins are looking for with his 94 meter. But the Bordeaux leaders are facing two difficulties on this file, even beyond the very tense situation between the player and Portimonense. The first is that they always have to sell before they can buy. The arrival of Bissau-Guinean can only be done in the event of departure, in particular from Ui-jo Hwang. The Korean striker has received several offers but for the moment, he is still there three days before the end of the transfer window. The second is the strong competition on the Beto file. Udinese are in the running and especially the striker would also be on the shelves on FC Porto.
Other tracks activated …
In the event of failure on this file, two other tracks remain active on the side of the Navy and White. They lead to Mostafa Mohamed, as indicated
RMC Sport, and Mohamed Bayo. For the first, there are many discussions between the player and the club. On loan since this winter by Zamalek to Galatasaray, the Egyptian striker has scored 11 goals in 21 games in the past six months. The trick club keeps control of this file and claims between 5 and 6 million euros according to our information.
For the second, it is a track known for a long time. The player is interested in the Bordeaux project but Clermont does not want to give it up and especially clubs like Lyon have positioned themselves on the player in recent days. Finally, the Girondins would have inquired about the young French striker, Odsonne Edouard, in recent days ahead of Sky Sport.
For his part, the Brazilian Vitinho is moving away from the Gironde. While his brother and agent had announced in the week that the player was to join Bordeaux, the Girondins have failed to close the deal to date. Why ? Quite simply because the Marines and Whites have failed to sell players, in particular Yacine Adli. The midfielder should eventually stay at the club. He could engage with the Italian club and be loaned in stride to the Girondins. A relative of the file slips even at 20 Minutes that this track is “dead” on the side of AC Milan. Due to a lack of starts, Vitinho could never reach France but rather Ukraine in the coming hours. His club Paranaense received his last hours a proposal from Dynamo Kiev.
— 20minutesbordeaux (@20minutesbord) July 24, 2021
Things get stuck for Vitinho, Raul Gustavo will not come
In defense, it is Raul Gustavo who will not see the Garonne. While all parties were in agreement for a transfer of the player from the Corinthians, the Girondins have decided to change their minds on this player as reported Foot Market. Information confirmed by the player’s entourage. The lucky winner (if there is one) will not be the Monegasque Chrislain Matsima either. The young defender could stay in the Principality. On the other hand, the Girondins should welcome Jean Onana. The Lille midfielder has already passed his medical examination, he is now awaiting the formalization of his contract. It should happen this Monday.
The other priority objective of the club at the end of the transfer window is to slim down. In recent hours Ruben Pardo has joined Léganes. Raoul Bellanova has been cleared by the club to go to Italy to finalize his loan with Cagliari. Loïc Bessilé, he should take the direction of Charleroi (Belgium) according to the Twitter account Girondinfos. Finally, the Girondins still hope to find a way out for Loris Benito and / or Jimmy Briand.