Bordeaux’s owners are confident the club will be sold to an American investment fund, with “great uncertainty” the alternative. General American Capital Partners (GACP) are in the process of buying Les Girondins and it was thought the deal would be done by the end of September.
However, Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppe has delayed proceedings after calling for prospective buyers to provide “clarification” of its plans for the club.
GACP head Joe DaGrosa is due to appear before Bordeaux Metropolitan Council on October 11 and Nicolas De Tavernost, head of TV channel M6, Bordeaux’s owners, is certain there will be no problems.
“I have no doubt the sale will be finalised,” he told Sud Ouest. “Otherwise, we’ll enter into a period of great uncertainty.
“Foreign investors will say to themselves that you can have problems at Bordeaux. It would mark the club. We would go into a period of turbulence from which no-one would come out as a winner.”