The metropolis renounces to collect the rent for the 2022-2023 season, i.e. 5 million euros, to help the club pass the course of the National Directorate of Management Control in July
Faced with the alarming situation of the Girondins de Bordeaux, the Métropole has decided to waive the rent paid by the club for the rental of the stadium for the 2022-2023 season. Or 5 million euros.
This is a suspension of rent, as the metropolis did last year. “It is a question of helping the club to pass the deadline of the DNCG [Direction nationale du contrôle de gestion, NDLR] “, explains Alain Anziani, president of Bordeaux Métropole who spoke Thursday, June 23 with Gérard Lopez, the president of the club. During his first appearance before the financial policeman of football, the Hispano-Luxembourg businessman had not managed to convince him.
The club was demoted to National 1. He appealed the decision, the next hearing is scheduled for the beginning of July. The equation is simple: find 40 million euros, otherwise the Girondins will be wiped off the map of professional football. “Gérard Lopez seems optimistic about the decision on appeal, says Alain Anziani. We are in the same situation as last year. The club can disappear. The risk for us is liquidation. “And to add:” We are making every effort in our power. The ball is in the camp of the Girondins and their creditors. Fires are put out. We want those who trigger them to take their responsibilities. »