The financial policeman of French football, the DNCG, decided on Tuesday to supervise the wage bill of the Girondins de Bordeaux, in the grip of great financial difficulties despite their maintenance in extremis in Ligue 2 by the Federation on July 27. “Transfer allowances”, that is to say the sums paid during the transfer of players, will also be prohibited, announced the DNCG in a press release.
The Girondin club has thus ceased much more restrictive sanctions such as the obligation to sell before buying, or even a total ban on recruitment for consideration, that is to say excluding loans and free players.
The FCGB had been awaiting this decision since its retention at the last moment in Ligue 2 by the French Football Federation (FFF) on July 27, after being threatened with administrative relegation to National for long weeks. Such a decision could have ultimately meant the disappearance of the club.
Place for the approval of new contracts
The sale of its promising striker Sekou Mara to Southampton for 11 million euros (+ 2 million bonuses) helped to straighten out the club’s accounts somewhat and no doubt played a certain role with the DNCG.
The 2009 French champion can now look into approving the contracts of his rare recruits, Yoann Barbet and Vital Nsimba, who did not qualify for the first meeting of the season on Sunday against Valenciennes. It also ended in a draw (0-0), with an experimental Gironde team made up largely of players from the reserve, which declines in National 2.