Costil and Niang leave Bordeaux before L2, Dolberg (Nice) joins a prestigious team, Ekitike (Reims) waiting

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Girondins: Niang punished, Costil let go … Bordeaux has already started to explode!

If Girondins de Bordeaux could officially relegate to Ligue 2 tonight if they lose (or even draw!) Against Lorient, David Guion does not have his best group for this match. Not noted on the list: M’Baye Niang was fired for disciplinary reasons. AFP said the Senegalese played a futsal match with three teammates on his day off on Monday. An attitude that made him cough the day after the defeat of Angers (1-4).

Another notable absent: Benoît Costil. The emblematic Girondins goalkeeper, whose contract expires in June, is suffering from tendonitis according to Sud-Ouest, but internally it is rumored that it is above all a diplomatic injury. The former international could have played this match but, due to the latest adventures of the season, “the head is gone” according to journalist Clément Carpentier, well informed on the mysteries of the Girondins.

AS Monaco: Cesc Fabregas announces his departure

As you may have guessed given his almost white season at Rock (5 appearances), Cesc Fabregas (35) will not be extending his lease at AS Monaco. Free next June, the former Barcelona-born has emptied the bag in So Foot: “Of course it’s over between me and Monaco”, the Spanish myth fell (110 selections), arrived in France in 2019. It was the worst year of my life . I am looking for a new start. My head needs a fresh start elsewhere. This year has been so bad that I can’t finish on this one. I want to keep playing (…) I am open to everything, I just want to have fun. Location doesn’t matter. “

… Lasne (Stade Brestois) does the same and dreams of being abroad

At the end of the contract, on June 30, Paul Lasne (33) will not extend to the Stade Brestois … But he will not stop his career for all of this. In the columns of the Telegram, the former Montpellier resident spoke about his future:

“No discussions have started with Brest. We are never sure of the future, but the tendency is rather towards separation. I think we’ll stop here, I think I’ve had my time here and I’m happy to end this season with good support. The following ? I will not go anywhere and at any price, I will not force things. I am in a situation where I cannot afford the luxury of choosing from 1000 destinations. But in my career what I miss a little is not having known abroad, another football, another life, another culture, another flavor “.

OGC Nice: Dolberg joins Raiola’s team …

At the end of his cycle at OGC Nice, Kasper Dolberg is expected to leave Aiglon this summer, three years after his arrival. To put the odds on his side, the former Ajax Amsterdam goalscorer has changed his representative. According to Foot Mercato, Dolberg left the Dutch SEG facility for the agency founded by the late Mino Raiola. Agency now run by lawyer Rafaela Pimenta and Raiola’s former right-hand man, Jose Fortes Rodriguez.

… The sale of Mavididi (MHSC) complicated by the death of the super agent

Mino Raiola is also spoken in Montpellier as the agency of the former pizza chef, who had taken control of Stephy Mavididi, must find a solution to send the Englishman back to the Premier League. And the dossier does not seem simple for the Hérault journalist Bertrand Queneutte, who states that the death of the famous agent complicates the dossier: «It is real but the death of Mino Raiola is terrible. If we only project ourselves on the MSC, it is no longer the same thing if it were he who called the clubs to sell Mavididi or one of his right-hand men “. The networks may be the same but Raiola’s only image has allowed prices to be raised.

Stade de Reims: Ekitike’s future in the dark

If it seems written that Hugo Ekitike (Stade de Reims, 19) will be one of the great animators of the Mercato d’été in Champagne, his destination is not yet clear. While preferring Borussia Dortmund, the former Vejle striker is not the priority of the Ruhr club, whose first pick is Sébastien Haller (Ajax Amsterdam). From then on the door opened to his other foreign courtiers (Newcastle, Bayern Munich). According to Foot Mercato, the ball is in the center today as no agreement has been reached between Reims and the various suitors of Ekitike, who will return to the match against AXIS on Saturday.

RC Strasbourg: the new jersey unveiled!

On Friday afternoon, the RCSA unveiled their new home shirt for the 2022-23 season. Designed by Adidas and quite classic, this tunic will be worn this Saturday night against Clermont-Foot.

SCO Angers: Baticle puts pressure on his future

Even though he’s under contract until June 2025 and SCO Angers is bailed out, Gérald Baticle won’t necessarily stay in Maine-et-Loire next season if nothing changes. In a press conference, Bruno Genesio’s former assistant at OL emptied his bag:

“I have scheduled a meeting with my management for the beginning of next week. I asked for an interview with my president to discuss the dysfunctions. I tried to plug, to fix the problems at the heart of the action. It is very difficult when there are bad energies around. It would be a shame not to correct these malfunctions during the off-season. I’ve seen clubs put themselves in danger like that. For the sake of protecting my group, my club, I have never publicly reported these problems. I am very demanding. I will not arrive at a meeting with my hands in my pockets but with solutions. It will take a lot of energy. My desire to stay here is to perform ”.

ESTAC: City Group boss has died

Owner of Manchester City but also of the ESTAC club, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (73) died on Friday. He will be replaced at the helm of the investment fund by his half-brother, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed. “MBZ” had more or less ruled the Emirates since 2014 and the first blow by the Emirati president.

The Melting Clubs of May 14th

If “Goal!” Football Club ”mainly deals with the news of some elite teams, we have decided to give you a summary of what happened today in the other – less mediatic – part of League 1.

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