FIFA thwarts the arrival of two reinforcements from Gérard Lopez
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If the Girondins de Bordeaux confirmed two arrivals last week (Mangas, Mensah), Vladimir Petkovic could not line up either of his two reinforcements against Clermont on Sunday (0-2). The reason ? FIFA had not yet approved the international transfer contract of the two defenders.
Regarding Ricardo Mangas, we know why. According to Futebol 365, the defender of Boavista was blocked by the other transfer with which he is associated to Bordeaux: that of Alberth Elis. FIFA were waiting for the Portuguese club to complete the final draft of Elis’s transfer from the Houston Dynamo (MLS) to clear his departure.
According to the Portuguese media, Gérard Lopez – also a majority shareholder of Boavista – has paid off this debt well but FIFA must first check that everything is in order before validating the two transfers to Bordeaux. A simple administrative question then … Even if, with the former president of the Mastiffs, everything is to be expected.
Moreover, on the sidelines of Bordeaux – Clermont (0-2), Gérard Lopez spoke on Amazon Prime, announcing an agitated end of Mercato to the Girondins: « I think we will have two fairly busy weeks », a- he slipped.
Blocking on transfers from Boavista
If Gérard Lopez has embarked on a small business between his clubs Bordeaux and Boavista, FIFA has put the « ola » on the files Ricardo Mangas and Alberth Elis. A default of payment concerning the attacker would be at the origin of this mic-mac.