Bordeaux-DNCG: The Girondins, relegated to National, would have found 40 million before the hearing on July 5

Administratively downgraded to National on June 14, Bordeaux can hope to play in L2 during the 2022-23 season. The Girondins, last in L1 at the end of the last exercise, would have reached an agreement with their American creditors King Street and Fortress four days before their appearance before the DNCG appeal committee (note: July 5). Thus, the club led by Gérard Lopez would have managed to recover the 40 million euros missing to maintain its place in L2.

It’s been a roller coaster but it’s signedwelcomed a source familiar with the matter to AFP. We answered point by point and in a precise way to the motivations formulated by the DNCG“. The Bordeaux leaders sent their file on Friday evening to the financial policeman who will decide on Tuesday on the fate of the club with the scapular: it will be maintained in National with a risk of filing for bankruptcy and a foreseeable judicial liquidation or repechage in Ligue 2, the first of which day is scheduled for July 31.

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These points concerned in particular a contribution from the shareholder (10 million euros) in the form of a capital increase and a reduction of half of the debt (52 million euros in total) which is transferred to the Jogo Bonito holding company ( company of Gerard Lopez and his associates). “They have been validated by an auditor“, said, relieved, the entourage of the Spanish-Luxembourg businessman.

Lopez considers signing 9 new players

In terms of sales, the income generated by that of Aurélien Tchouaméni from Monaco to Real Madrid (8.3 million euros) will remain at the club and will not be used to repay part of the debt. Finally, a compulsory first-hand credit line of 14 million euros was opened to cover future sales during the summer transfer window. At this level, the Girondins hope to recover around 40 million euros on the sales of midfielder Junior Onana and attackers Hwang Ui-jo, Sekou Mara and Alberth Elis.

If he is kept in L2 on Tuesday, Bordeaux will have a budget of 40 million euros next season with a payroll of 11 million euros. In addition to the already effective arrivals of Polish goalkeeper Rafal Straczek and defenders Yoann Barbet and Vital Nsimba, two players trained at the club, Gerard Lopez is considering the recruitment of nine new players. (With AFP)

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