Mercato: after his departure from OL, Marcelo will sign in Bordeaux

After the termination of his contract with OL, Marcelo will sign with the Girondins for a six-month contract, with an additional year if Bordeaux remains in Ligue 1 .

Brazilian central defender Marcelo (34 years old) will join the Girondins. An agreement was reached on Thursday evening for a six-month contract, plus a mandatory year if Bordeaux obtains its maintenance in Ligue 1 at the end of the season.

An end to failed adventure at OL

OL, for its part, formalized the departure of the Brazilian on Wednesday, with an amicable termination of his contract. The defender, originally under contract until June 2023, was excluded from the group since the mid-August after a catastrophic match against Angers (3-0) . In a statement, the club then referred to “inappropriate behavior in the locker room after the match”. Marcelo had notably displayed an inappropriate smile when captain Léo Dubois spoke after the final whistle and had angered Peter Bosz. Since then, he has been training with the reserves.

Bordeaux in great difficulty in defense

The Girondins are looking to strengthen themselves in defense. Because Bordeaux, 17 in the championship and struggling to maintain it, is the worst defense in Ligue 1 (53 goals conceded). On Sunday, Vladimir Petkovic’s men won against Strasbourg, an important victory to get out of the red zone, but despite while conceded three goals (4-3). Their feverishness in defense was once again striking and the Girondins trembled until the end.