Portillo's a possible Girondin
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid have offered young forward Javier Portillo to Bordeaux on loan for the season.
Real Madrid have offered young forward Javier Portillo to Bordeaux on loan for the coming season.
Monaco had been thought to be closing in on a permanent deal for the Spanish ace, but it now seems that he could be on his way to Les Girondins instead.
The 24-year-old had a spell at Fiorentina in the 2004/05 season and was at Club Brugge last term.
But he is still yet to fulfil his potential and Real want to see him develop while still contracted to the Bernabeu rather than elsewhere.
Stade Chaban-Delmas coach Ricardo is still looking to liven up Bordeaux's attack for the new Ligue 1 season, and Portillo could well be his best option.
They have already missed out on Ilan to St Etienne and are yet to have replies on offers for Diogo Rincon from Dynamo Kiev and Daniel Carvalho from Dinamo Moscow.