Girondins Bordeaux to cash in on Koundé sale
Sevilla must pay 20% of the surplus value of Jules Koundé's transfer fee to the struggling French club, whose dire financial problems could see them disappear.
Girondins Bordeaux continue to explore every possible avenue to turn around their serious economic situation and its institutional crisis. The French club was relegated to Ligue 2 after finishing bottom of the table in 2021/22 and were then dealt another blow, being administratively relegation to the third tier due to financial problems. Their situation means the club could disappear altogether. A decision on their future has yet to be made but in the meantime, Bordeaux’s economic problems could be eased if Sevilla defender Jules Koundé is sold during the current transfer window.
Koundé joined Sevilla from Girondins in 2019 for 21 million euros plus another four million in variables which have been fulfilled almost in their entirety. On top of that, Girondins retained a 20% cut of profits made from any future sale. However, the big question is, if Girondins disappears, will Sevilla have to continue paying extra contractual payments? And if so, to who?
The answer is that Sevilla would be obliged to continue paying Girondins, with the money then channeled to clubs, players or other entities with which Bordeaux still have debts. Sevilla’s negotiations are being closely followed in France as a big part of the club’s chances of salvation depends on what happens with Koundé.