May 22, 2022

Marcelo expected, Guilavogui approaching the Girondins

Finally, we will surely not have to wait for the last hours of the transfer window to see a rookie land at the Girondins de Bordeaux. As announced by
RMC Sport, Marcelo is expected to enlist with the Marine et Blancs this weekend. This Friday, the Brazilian defender will pass his medical examination before normally signing a six-month contract (plus an optional year in the event of maintenance). Dismissed from the Lyon first team since the start of the season, he terminated his contract with Les Gones on Wednesday. It will therefore not take long to find a club.

Wolsburg midfielder Joshua Guilavogui. – JEAN CATUFFE / DPPI via AFP

Marcelo could very quickly be joined at the Château du Haillan by a certain Joshua Guilavogui. As revealed by The Team, the former Saint-Etienne is the club’s priority in midfield. The Girondins have reached an agreement with the player but also with his German club Wolfsburg in recent hours according to information from 20 Minutes. There remains an obstacle to his arrival: Bordeaux must part with at least one player to recruit him. The Girondins must also do with the competition on the file: Galatasaray or Lens, Angers, Montpellier in France, reports the daily Image.

Zerkane to Lauzanne, Lorient interested in Koscielny?

On the departure side, Mehdi Zerkane excluded from the pro group for ten days could take the direction of Lauzanne in Switzerland. The two clubs are discussing a loan for the 22-year-old Algerian midfielder. Another file of importance for the management of Bordeaux, that of Laurent Koscielny. Negotiations continue regarding his termination of contract. But another track appeared for the ex-French international. According to information from 20 Minutes, one of his former clubs, Lorient, has come to him for information in recent days.

On the other hand, Edson Mexer left to stay. Not eager to join the Turkish club of Fatih Karagümrük, the Mozambican defender would have received the assurance of Vladimir Petkovic that he was counting on him for the second part of the season. With Marcelo, Medioub and Gregersen, he would form the central defense quartet until the end of the season.

Finally, the Navy and White announced the extension of Dilane Bakwa until 2025. A great reward for the young striker after a complicated year 2021. Impeccable in training since the start of the season, the club could loan him out during this second part of the season to give him playing time. South West, defender Abdel-Jalil Medioud should also extend his contract in the coming weeks.