Bordeaux: the Girondins have not finished banking for Koscielny …

At the end of his contract next June in Bordeaux, central defender Laurent Koscielny has an option allowing him to decide on his own whether he wishes to extend for two more years. If they oppose it, the Girondins will have to pay him 5 million euros.

Koscielny, a stake of 5 M € for Bordeaux.

At the end of the contract in June 2022, will Laurent Koscielny (36) still be a Bordeaux player next season? The answer depends on one man, the central defender!

Indeed, L’Equipe unveils this Wednesday the details of the very advantageous contract signed by the former French international in the summer of 2019. At the time, Arsenal was pushing to extend it and the former management of the Girondins did not hesitate. to be very generous in order to snatch the native of Tulle from the Gunners.

Koscielny has a choice, not Bordeaux

In addition to a high salary (3 million euros gross per year), the Euro 2016 finalist had thus negotiated a three-year contract with two additional years as an option. And, as the Aquitaine club did not comment on this option before July 1, Koscielny now finds himself the sole master of his decision. In the event that the player decides to re-stack, Bordeaux will therefore only be able to comply with their wishes… or pass the checkout. According to the same source, if he refuses to extend it, the current 16th in Ligue 1 will indeed be obliged to pay 5 million euros in compensation to his captain, an amount that corresponds to his salaries over the period 2022-2024. The contract also includes a conversion clause, not defined, to honor …

Time for negotiations …

The only solution for Bordeaux and its new owner Grard Lopez is therefore to negotiate this lower amount with the former Lorientais, who started the first 5 games of the season as a starter before injuring his right ankle. Even in the event of a joint will of the two parties to extend, this negotiation is necessary anyway since the salary of the Habs is low on pre-Covid standards and is no longer in line with the financial reality of the club. In view of the sums in question, the stakes are high for the people of Bordeaux …

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