Costil and Niang leave Bordeaux before the 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 the Girondins de Bordeaux could officially be relegated to Ligue 2 this evening in the event of a defeat (or even a draw!) against Lorient, David Guion does not have his best group for this match. Not noticed on the list: M’Baye Niang was dismissed for disciplinary reasons. AFP tells us that the Senegalese took part in a futsal match on Monday with three partners on his day off. An attitude that made you cough the day after the defeat of Angers (1-4).

Another notable absentee: Benoît Costil. The emblematic goalkeeper of the Girondins, who is coming to the end of his contract in June, is suffering from tendonitis according to Sud-Ouest, but it is rumored internally that it is above all a diplomatic injury. The former international could have played this match but, because of the last adventures of the season, the “head is no longer there” according to journalist Clément Carpentier, well informed on the mysteries of the Girondins.

AS Monaco: Cesc Fabregas announces his departure

As you might have guessed given his almost white season on the Rock (5 appearances), Cesc Fabregas (35) will not extend his lease at AS Monaco. Free next June, the former Barcelonan has emptied his bag in So Foot: “It’s sure that it’s over between Monaco and me”, dropped the Spanish legend (110 selections), arrived in France in 2019. It was the worst year of my life. I am looking for a fresh start. My head needs a fresh start elsewhere. This year has been so bad that I can’t end on this. I want to keep playing (…) I’m open to anything, I just want to have fun. Location doesn’t really 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 Stade Brestois … But will not stop his career for all that. In the columns of the Telegram, the former Montpellier resident spoke about his future:

“With Brest, no discussion has been started. We are never sure of the future but the tendency is rather to a separation. I think we’ll stop there, I think I’ve had my time here and I’m happy to end this season with good support. The following ? I won’t go anywhere and at any price, I won’t force things. I’m in a situation where I can’t have the luxury of choosing between 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 the Raiola team…

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

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

From Mino Raiola, there is also talk in Montpellier since the agency of the former pizza maker, who had taken control of Stephy Mavididi, must find a solution to send the Englishman back to the Premier League. And the file does not look simple for the Hérault journalist Bertrand Queneutte, who affirms that the death of the famous agent complicates the file: “It is factual but the death of Mino Raiola is terrible. If we only project ourselves on the MHSC, it is no longer the same thing if it was he who was going to call clubs to sell Mavididi or one of his right arms ”. The networks may be the same but the only image of Raiola made it possible to raise the prices.

Stade de Reims: the future of Ekitike in the dark

If it seems written that Hugo Ekitike (Stade de Reims, 19 years old) will be one of the great animators of the Mercato d’été in Champagne, his destination is still unclear. While he favors Borussia Dortmund, the former Vejle striker is not the priority of the Ruhr club, whose first choice is Sébastien Haller (Ajax Amsterdam). From then on the door was open to his other foreign courtiers (Newcastle, Bayern Munich). According to Foot Mercato, the ball is in the center today since no agreement has been reached between Reims and the various suitors for Ekitike, who will return to competition this Saturday against ASSE.

RC Strasbourg: the new jersey unveiled!

On Friday afternoon, the RCSA presented its new home jersey for the 2022-23 season. Designed by Adidas and quite classic, this tunic will be worn this Saturday evening against Clermont-Foot.

SCO Angers: Baticle puts pressure on its future

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

“I have scheduled a meeting with my management for early next week. I requested an interview with my president to discuss dysfunctions. I tried to plug, to settle the problems in the heart of the action. It is very hard when there are bad energies around. It would be a shame not to fix these dysfunctions during the off-season. I have seen clubs put themselves in danger like that. For the sake of protection for my group, for my club, I have never pointed out these problems publicly. I am very picky. I will not arrive at a meeting with my hands in my pockets but with solutions. I will put a lot of energy into it. My desire to stay here is to perform”.

ESTAC: the boss of the City Group has died

Owner of Manchester City but also of the ESTAC club, the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (73) died on Friday. He will be replaced at the head 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 stroke of the Emirati president.

The Melting Clubs of May 14th

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