Bordeaux have completed the signing of Monaco’s Soualiho Meïté on a six-month loan deal with no option to buy.
The defensive midfielder, who only joined Monaco in the summer of 2017, will link up with Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side, giving them a bit more defensive stability in the middle of the park.
The 23-year-old was born in Paris and has been made to take a longer route back to Ligue 1 than maybe he had expected. After leaving Auxerre to join Lille in 2013, he would spend two seasons with LOSC before heading out to Belgium with Zulte Waregem.
Meïté won the Belgian Cup in 2017 before joining Ligue 1 Champions Monaco, where he would play two games in the domestic league competition. Meïté’s style will add a bit more power and physicality to Bordeaux, who are looking to improve on their poor start to the Ligue 1 campaign.