Bordeaux admit to contact for Yoann Gourcuff, linked with a Premier League switch

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have been linked with Yoann Gourcuff.

Speaking to reporters for the French editorial Footmercato, Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has revealed contact has been made regarding free agent Yoann Gourcuff.

The 29-year-old midfielder allowed his contract to run down at Lyon, walking away from the club this summer after spending five years at the Stade de Gerland.

A host of clubs have subsequently been linked with his services, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City who are all said to be weighing up a move, according to talkSPORT.

However, the Premier League trio have seemingly yet to make any official contact for the player, while Bordeaux’s president has admitted they have opened talks with his representatives.

“We understand through his agent that Yoann wanted to make a point about his physical situation before thinking about a move. We will respect his decision and when he’s fit, we will see,” Triaud said.

Could Yoann Gourcuff be a good signing for the Premier League trio?

Gourcuff is a midfield playmaker, capped 31 times by France and looks a real asset, especially considering he is available on a free.

However, his chances of moving to an elite Premier League side appear slim. Arsenal boast a wealth of midfield talent, and adding another playmaker to their ranks would be rather nonsensical.

Manchester City have just signed Fabian Delph, and to add to their summer signings they ought to bring in that extra bit of quality who will improve the first-team. Gourcuff isn’t that type of option.

Liverpool would be his best bet, but following the signings of James Milner and Roberto Firmino, the Reds are arguably done for midfield recruitment and now need to focus on adding a central defender.

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