the tense financial situation of the Girondins, which is 40 million euros illico . need to find

The Girondins de Bordeaux’s mission to glimpse Ligue 2 remains a very difficult task. The club must indeed find 40 million euros to hope to leave in the second division. RMC Sport indicates what is likely to happen in the coming weeks for the club with the scapular that is engaged in a race against time.

At the Girondins, we are far from projecting ourselves onto the athlete. The club’s priority remains to pass the DNCG podium, which scares the club’s supporters, partners and employees. According to the newspaper Sud-Ouest, the club’s deficit is estimated at 40 million euros. A figure that RMC Sport can confirm. To absorb this 40 million euros, Gérard Lopez’s teams will be able to count on various cash flows.

The amount CVC paid at the end of June (8.25 million) and the LFP’s support to clubs relegated to Ligue 2 (7 million euros), in addition to potential player sales (Hwang, Elis, etc.). Despite everything, main shareholder and chairman Gérard Lopez will have to put his hand in his pocket to hope the club survives in L2. The amount is estimated at around 20 million euros. The former LOSC chairman is still in the process of entering the investor club’s capital, but it is difficult to find interested partners with a sporting relegation and a more than delicate financial situation. The first step for the DNCG is planned for 14 June.

Precautionary relegation to be considered on June 14

Just like last season, the financial police officer of French football risks pronouncing a relegation to the National of the club as a precaution. The Girondists will then appeal to buy as much time as possible to try to reduce this deficit of 40 million. After that, Bordeaux will be heard again in early July by the DNCG for a new hearing. The amounts received on the transfers of Jules Koundé and Aurélien Tchouaméni, trained at the club, are not taken into account. This money will be taken directly into the club’s debt (the Girondins receive 20% on the capital gain on resale).

The debt is estimated at 50 million euros. This is what the club must repay to its creditors (Fortress and King Street investment funds). Don’t panic for Bordeaux supporters, the amount of this debt is not important in the short term for the DNCG who will be alert to the deficit and the future cash flow of the club in L2. Even if the disappointment after this descent is still present within the Bordeaux government. “We oscillate between waste and sadness”, a relative of Mayor Pierre Hurmic tells RMC Sport. For its part, the town hall of Bordeaux confirms that it has “guarantees from Gérard Lopez for the L2”.

The sports project in the dark

There are also regular exchanges with the club’s general manager Thomas Jacquemier and we are optimistic for next season. Talks between the two sides will begin this summer to renegotiate the rent for Le Haillan, which will be revised upwards and whose lease expires on June 30, 2023. It is difficult to work calmly on the sports project in these circumstances, even if technical director Admar Lopes has been working for several weeks.

As RMC Sport revealed on Thursday night, the Girondins should sign their first recruit soon with Gironde-trained centre-back Yohann Barbet, who played for QPR. He will be released with a clause in his contract that would release him from his contract if Bordeaux cannot progress into L2. The coach’s file is also on fire. According to our information, Omar Daf, the coach of Sochaux, is the priority of the Marines and White, even if the retention of David Guion, who knows the Championship, in his position is far from excluded. He would have the advantage of having a coach who is up and running quickly and who knows the context of the club. The only certainty currently within the club is that the off-season is far from easy.