Bordeaux turn to Spain
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bordeaux are weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Alvaro Novo.Bordeaux are weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Alvaro Novo.
Girondins coach Michel Pavon is desperate to bolster his squad and has turned his attentions to Novo.
With Pascal Feindouno having left for St Etienne, Bruno Basto having an offer from Feyenoord and both Albert Riera and Camel Meriem injured, Pavon is short of options.
Novo has emerged as a potential recruit for Bordeaux despite only having spent one season at Vicente Calderon.
The 26-year-old signed a three-year deal with Atletico last summer after previously playing for Mallorca.
The midfielder was a team-mate of Riera during his time at Mallorca and could link up with the winger again at Bordeaux.
Pavon may opt to pursue a loan deal for Novo as he frantically chases acquisitions for his depleted squad.