The Girondins de Bordeaux can now officially confirm the transfer of Henri Saivet to Newcastle United (EPL). Henri came up through the ranks of Bordeaux's youth Academy, turning pro at the age of 16 and making 181 first-team appearances for the club. He has won all of France's domestic honours with the Girondins (Ligue 1 and the League Cup in 2009, Coupe de France 2013) and now heads off to the North of England to take up a new challenge. We wish local hero Henri Saivet every success in this new chapter of his career.
The Girondins battled hard to secure a draw in Saint-Etienne. Bordeaux dominated for long spells, and hit the post twice. But Saint-Etienne took the lead, and it took a last-minute equaliser from captain Henri Saivet to save the day for the Girondins.
Bordeaux picked up 3 more points this afternoon thanks to a strong performance at Stade Chaban-Delmas. They dominated Lille to take their tally to 27 and dislodge Rennes from fourth place. Lamine Sané made his return in the centre of defence, while Henri Saivet saw his first Ligue 1 action since April. The Girondins are still unbeaten at Chaban-Delmas, with this their first clean sheet at home.
Maurice-Belay, Mariano, Orban, Saivet and Henrique up for the award
In a disappointing month for the club, a number of star performers still managed to stand out. Vote now for your player of the month: Nicolas Maurice-Belay, Mariano, Lucas Orban, Henri Saivet or Carlos Henrique!