Girondins de Bordeaux

Rennes in talks to bring Benoît Costil back

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Rennes have made initial steps to bring back French international goalkeeper Benoît Costil from Bordeaux for the summer transfer window. 26-year-old Tomas Koubek has had a mixed season as the Brittany side’s #1 choice … Read more »

AS Roma & Inter Milan tracking 17-year-old Walid Gharnout

Foot Mercato report that Bordeaux’s 17-year-old attacking midfielder Walid Gharnout is attracting interest from Italian giants AS Roma and Inter Milan. Gharnout, who is a cousin of Ali Benarbia’s, has been impressing at U17 national level this season and has been … Read more »

When Chinese giants Fosun nearly bought Bordeaux & hired Zinedine Zidane as manager

The following is a translation of an article by French outlets Mediapart and Mediacités relating to Chinese firm Fosun’s attempts in 2015 to purchase Ligue 1 side Bordeaux and hire Zinedine Zidane as manager. Get French Football News takes no responsibility for the authenticity of the … Read more »

Paulo Sousa to sign 3.5 year contract to become Bordeaux’s new manager

Portuguese tactician Paulo Sousa will arrive in France tomorrow to sign a contract with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux that will run for 3.5 years, according to Sky Italia. Sousa, who had been linked closely with the AS Roma position, will replace … Read more »

Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu’s mother released by kidnappers

The AFP reported yesterday that Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu’s mother has been released by her captors after being held for nearly a week for ransom. Police in the south-east of Nigeria announced on Tuesday, via spokesperson Godfrey Ogbona, that Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu … Read more »

Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu’s mother reportedly kidnapped by gunman

The Nigerian Guardian are reporting that 21-year-old Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu’s mother has been kidnapped by gunmen, who were initially asking for approximately €120,000 as a ransom. The outlet claims that Mrs Kalu was driving her children in the city of Aba … Read more »