Bordeaux are now looking to sign Mohamed Elneny, after negotiations for AS Monaco’s Youssef Ait-Bennasser stalled, according to reports in France.
FootMercato report that, according to their information, negotiations between Bordeaux and Monaco are ‘bogged down’. Bordeaux are instead looking to move onto the signing of Mohamed Elneny from Arsenal.
Bordeaux have been trying to sign a midfielder for several weeks now, and they’ve already completed the signing of one Arsenal player this summer – Laurent Koscielny.
Unai Emery admitted in a recent press conference that Elneny would be better off leaving the club this summer. The head coach insisted the Egyptian needed to find a team where he could be a protagonist, suggesting that wasn’t Arsenal.
Elneny has also been linked to Galatasaray, though it appears the Turkish club only want to pay around half of the player’s wages.
Elneny’s father Nasser told the Egyptian media he didn’t like the idea of his son moving to Turkey or France, but at this stage, there aren’t many alternatives presenting themselves.
With only a week left to find a new team and the Premier League window already closed for purchases, a move to Bordeaux and France may well be the best offer Elneny is going to get.