Desperately needing all the help they can get this season, Girondins de Bordeaux in France are looking around the January transfer market for reinforcements, and that includes up front.
According to RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Ligue 1 side have turned their attention to Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, currently struggling for game time at St James’ Park.
Rafa Benitez made it clear the Serbian forward didn’t quite fit his philosophy for the Premier League, which is more focused on counter-attacking football, and with a World Cup on the horizon, the 23-year-old wants to leave to play.
This led to rumours of a return to Anderlecht, but the cost behind the operation (Newcastle wanting a high buy out clause on the loan) meant that could never realistically happen, and there’s a worry that could happen with Bordeaux’s interest too.
Bouhafsi explains the financial aspect of it all could face a ‘very big hiccup’ for Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side going forward, even if talks with the player’s entourage are already taking place.
We’ll have to wait and see if this develops, but with Malcom Bordeaux’s current top scorer with seven, and central midfielder Younousse Sankharé tied with striker Alexandre Mendy in second with four goals, a new prolific forward is exactly what they need.
The problem here is, can they afford it?