« Koscielny will leave Bordeaux in January » according to Lopez

The president of the Girondins de Bordeaux, Gerard Lopez, announced on Wednesday that his central defender and captain Laurent Koscielny « not to end the season with us and to leave the club in January»In an interview with Sud Ouest. Koscielny, 36, is living his last days as a player for the Girondins. Tuesday, the scapular club had announced its exclusion from the professional group, without specifying when it would take effect. But unlike defender Paul Baysse and Algerian midfielder Mehdi Zerkane, sidelined and sent to reserve, the former Gunner continues to train with his teammates and applies for the match in Rennes on Sunday. This Wednesday, Gerard Lopez provided details about the future of his international defender (51 caps), flagship recruit of the former American owner GACP in 2019 with the biggest salary of the club and the possibility of extending his Bordeaux lease until ‘in 2024. « This is a decision made for reasons of strategic orientation, explains Lopez. It is not for economic reasons since he has a contract, it will not earn us anything. It was discussed with him and his entourage. It will be done in good understanding, with respect for the player and his contract.« 

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