On Thursday, we covered an article about the Younousse Sankharé situation at Bordeaux and how Cardiff City, who agreed a transfer for the player with the Ligue 1 club over the summer (which never went through), could profit from it down the line.
Pushed to one side by manager Paulo Sousa while his future was up in the air, the midfielder was expected to return to the squad on Thursday in order to reintegrate the group and train with them.
Three other players were in the same boat, and while Thomas Carrique, Paul Baysse and Jonathan Cafu all turned up, the Cardiff summer target wasn’t.
20 Minutes in France explain that’s because he’s been ‘suspended as a precaution’, and while the midfielder tried to turn up to the club’s training ground, he ‘wasn’t able to access the car park or the dressing room’.
The same journalist who published the article explained to France Bleu a couple of days ago there could be a chance of Bordeaux cancelling Sankharé contract, and Clément Carpentier writes that instead of joining up with the team, the player and agent were ‘invited to the club offices’.
They were greeted by deputy chairman Frédéric Longuépée, a bailiff and a member of Human Resources, who told them he would would be suspended for a week and that a ‘disciplinary procedure’ had been opened.
The reason behind this move, however, are yet to be revealed.
As things stand, 20 Minutes believe everything seems to be pointing towards Sankharé getting fired i.e. his contract being cancelled, much like Gustavo Poyet was a year or so ago.
A new meeting could take place next Thursday, and the player will use that time to prepare his defence.
If Cardiff are still keen on him, then now is the time to pay attention.