Summer 2017 arrivals

Coach Jocelyn Gourvennec has pulled out all the stops during the summer 2017 transfer window to continue building a team that will deliver the efficient free-flowing style he is seeking to develop. Squad stalwarts of recent years Carrasso, Maurice-Belay and Pallois, not to mention last season's top earner Ménez, have all made way for a new generation of players.

  • Cafú (#22): the 25-year-old Brazilian joined from Bulgarian club Ludogorets. This energetic, fast-paced winger can also slip into a striking role when required.
  • Benoît Costil (#1): the well-respected Caen-born 30-year-old goalkeeper has previously enjoyed a six-year stint at Rennes. Regarded as one of France's best between the posts, he is regularly called up to the national squad, acting as understudy to Hugo Lloris.
  • Lukas Lerager (#19): the 25-year-old Danish international has joined the club from Belgium's SV Zulte Waregem. The box-to-box midfielder is already proving highly influential on the pitch. 
  • Alexandre Mendy (#15): old-school 23-year-old striker who never quite broke through at Nice ahead of showing great promise at Guingamp where he was noticed by Gourvennec. So far has mainly shone in cup games but hopes to become a Ligue 1 regular at Bordeaux.
  • Otávio (#5): The Girondins do love their single-named rising Brazilian stars! This 23-year-old midfielder has been drafted in from Brazil's Atletico Paranaense to sit in front of the defence, collecting the ball and distributing further upfield.
In addition to those new faces, Youssouf Sabaly (previously on loan from Paris Saint-Germain) and Vukasin Jovanović (previously on loan from Zenith Saint Petersburg) have signed permanent contracts with Bordeaux.

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