The Girondins de Bordeaux are now fixed on their calendar. They have 11 days to save their heads. The club chaired by Gérard Lopez will be auditioned by the FFF appeal committee. the 5 of July. Downgraded in the first instance to National by the DNCG (National Management Control Department), the financial policeman of French football, Bordeaux must imperatively review its copy or risk returning to the third national level. After a first hearing on June 14, the DNCG then considered that the accounts of the Girondins de Bordeaux did not provide all the guarantees for Ligue 2.
The stakes for returning to this level are clear, and discussions between the club and its creditors – King Street and Fortress – are underway in order to find common ground on three points: the abandonment of part of the debt, the abandonment of profit-sharing on the transfer of Aurélien Tchouaméni to Real Madrid and the future sale of Jules Koundé and, finally, a guarantee on the sales that the club must make this summer (around €22 million).
“In fact, it always happens like this with the DNCG, explained Gérard Lopez, guest on June 21 of the show Rothen ignites on RMC. All the clubs sell and what is needed is to give a guarantee on the sales. Before even making sales, you have to give a guarantee. And that’s where the biggest difference was. “.
According to Sud Ouest and the Team, the municipality of Bordeaux would have, at the same time, made a gesture. It declared a moratorium on the €5 million that the club should have paid in 2022-2023 on stadium rents (debts for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, smoothing of rents from 2022 to 2025 planned during the takeover by Gérard Lopez a year ago). In short, it is the general mobilization on the side of Bordeaux to avoid a possible bankruptcy filing.