Zapping Goal! soccer club Top 10: the best active Ligue 1 passers
Girondins: Lopez pushed towards the exit
Relegated to Ligue 2, the Girondins de Bordeaux will have to rebuild… And that could be done without Gérard Lopez – who has certainly promised not to let go of the Aquitaine club – but who finds himself in the hot seat against his creditors King Street and Fortress. According to Julien Bée, journalist at Gold FM, the Spanish-Luxembourgish could be ejected by new shareholders as was the case for him in Lille.
“From my information there are people who could be interested in the club but these people would not want Gérard Lopez to be there. This is why we cannot necessarily expect these investors, who have been around the club for a while, to enter the capital as long as Gérard Lopez is there. It’s all a bit complex and we’ll see if Gérard Lopez manages to keep hold of the Girondins de Bordeaux, ”he slipped in comments relayed by Girondins4ever.
LOSC let slip the latest find from Metz
Author of a big end to the season at FC Metz where he landed from Eastern Europe following the war in Ukraine, Didier Lamkel Zé (25) already knew France. Indeed, as reported by L’Equipe, the Cameroonian striker studied at the Dogues training center where he spent between the summer of 2014 and 2016.
Jean-Michel Vandamme, general manager of the LOSC training center at the time, explained to the daily why he had not retained Lamkel Zé, compared to another Ligue 1 problem player: “He wanted to live his life at its own way, by not respecting certain essential codes. We tried to reframe him several times but he continued to moan, to get confused with his teammates and to take some of them for his “boys”. He reminds me a bit of Mbaye Niang. Didier is a player steeped in talent but who finds it difficult to live with others.
MHSC: six departures planned and 2 former recalled?
The Midi Libre took stock of the Montpellier summer Mercato. A Mercato which promises to be agitated on the Hérault side with the official departures of players at the end of their contract (Oyongo, Sambia, Thuler, Ristic) and those, possible, of certain bankable elements (Omlin, Mavididi), the desire to recruit on the wings in defense as well as a sentry (who should not be Laurent Abergel from Lorient but who could be Benjamin Stambouli) and a number 9. If Téji Savanier and/or Rémy Cabella leave, a master to play could be recruited (Younès Belhanda).
Stade Brestois: uncertainty over Belaïli, two L2 players targeted
At a press conference, Michel Der Zakarian announced a turbulent summer for Stade Brestois: “It won’t be the same group next year, there will be a lot of changes. It is up to us to work well at the club to make a judicious recruitment, and to bring added value to improve the team”.
Not sure of being able to keep Youcef Belaïli (30 years old) at the end of his contract and who has announced his desire to continue in Ligue 1 without specifying the club, the SB29 will also let Paul Lasne (33 years old) and his loaned players go. In the arrivals department, Ouest-France highlights two names: Jessy Deminguet (SM Caen) and Julien Le Cardinal (SC Bastia).
FC Lorient: the Hakes must find 10 M€ at the Mercato
Guaranteed to lose at least three of its four players at the end of the contract (Morel, Hergault, Mendes or even Lemoine), FC Lorient will experience a summer of sales. According to Ouest-France, it is a question that the Hakes release at least 10 M€ to fill the structural deficit. In addition to Paul Nardi who will leave Brittany, the bankable elements that are Terem Moffi, Enzo Le Fée and Armand Laurienté could be led to leave in the event of an offer.
RC Strasbourg: Stephan away from OL
In the Top 5 from the 20th to the 33rd day, fifth at the hour mark of the 38th, RC Strasbourg lost their place in the European Cup by collapsing in the hell of Marseille. “It’s a shame to end up like this”, regretted Julien Stéphan who admitted that his men had been “too naive”. Sixth, Strasbourg still obtained its best ranking since 1980 (5th) with 63 points, 21 more than last season, when it was saved in extremis. “21 more points is huge. You have to remember how far you’ve come. We must pay tribute to the players: we lost three matches in the second leg. I thanked them and asked them to be ready for the recovery, ”he said, confirming that he would therefore be on the RCSA bench and away from OL next season.
Clermont: Khaoui on the start this summer
Not being considered as a full holder at Clermont Foot, Saîf-Edddine Khaoui (27) could leave Auvergne at the end of his contract year. Asked by the Mountain about the former Marseillais, Pascal Gastien opened the door:
“We will have a discussion with him and find out what he wants. He obviously has the World Cup in Qatar in mind. Afterwards, I understand that at some point, from the moment when I don’t promise him anything, he wants to go elsewhere to be sure or almost sure of playing. Even if in football, being sure to play doesn’t mean much.
The Melting-clubs of May 22
If “Goal!” Football Club” deals primarily with the news of some elite teams, we have decided to give you a summary of what happened today in the other part – less media – of the League 1.