For what feels like the best part of year, we’ve been covering claims from France that Eduardo Macia would be leaving Leicester City to take up a similar role at Bordeaux.
In October of last year we covered a story saying the deal was 99% done and Macia would soon be on his way to France.
Then in December, the French club’s president Joseph DaGrosa spoke publicly about the situation, although wasn’t willing to be completely open: “We can’t really comment on him, even if we’ve known him for over a year. Hugo Varela has known him for longer. I think that if we can get him to come, it will be a great bonus for the club, but for now there’s no change, even if things can evolve quickly. Our football project is building the team up.”
In February of this year, it was reported in France that Leicester made Macia stay for the January window, but he was already working on some Bordeaux signings for the summer market.
Web Girondins, who focus on the French club, now quote agent Bruno Satin as saying: “The sports director will arrive in a fortnight. It is someone who is relatively known. You will find out, his name has already filtered. At Leicester at the same time as Claude Puel.
“Eduardo Macia? Exactly. It’s been a while since we talked about it, but he had not warned his employers that he was leaving. His name was actually out. He is coming with a scouting team and he is going to want to do the same project that Lille has put in place. Have means available, buy young players and play them.”
Satin was speaking on French TV on Monday evening, and there’s no explanation what he has to do with any of it… if anything.
If this ‘scouting team’ means taking officials from Leicester, and it’s still a secret to the club, then there could be fun and games ahead.