Bordeaux Target Struggling Manchester United Defender Phil Jones as Replacement for Laurent Koscielny

Out-of-favour Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be on his way to France in no distant time, as Ligue 1 club Bordeaux have made him a target. Having struggled for game time at Old Trafford to the extent that he failed to make a single appearance in nearly two years, the 29-year old who was signed from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, could say goodbye to the Premier League after over ten years.

Struggling Manchester United Defender Phil Jones Could Be on His Way out of the Premier League

Will Phil Jones Regain His Form at Bordeaux?

Bordeaux defender Laurent Koscielny who has struggled with injuries, as well as stripped of his captaincy and “banished” from the first team, is likely to be on his way out of the club soon. It appears the club would no longer require the services of the former Arsenal captain as they look to replace him with Jones. Despite his struggles at his current club, Bordeaux still believe Jones would be an important addition as they look to strengthen their squad, given the imminent departure of Brazilian midfielder Otavio and Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

The deal is likely to go through, as Jones is reportedly eager to move to France with the hope of more game time, according to Fabrizio Romano. Manchester United head coach Ralf Rangnick would now have his say concerning the future of the English centre-back.

Having made his last appearance in January 2020, Jones was surprisingly named in Manchester United’s starting line-up against Wolverhampton Wanderers on January 3, 2022. Despite losing 1-0, he put up an impressive display in that game and received a standing ovation from the fans. However, he may not be a regular player often, as the likes of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane and even Eric Bailly are still likely to get the nod ahead of him.

Bordeaux sit 17th on the Ligue 1 table, just above the bottom three, with 20 points from 22 games and perhaps Jones’ signing could be of advantage to them. Will Jones be back to his best if he makes the journey to France?

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