Free agent Loris Benito who was reportedly a target for Newcastle United has signed for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.
Below is the club’s tweet confirming the capture of the Swiss left-back:
— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) July 2, 2019
Loris Benito was thought to be a cheap option at the left-back position which will need some reinforcements this summer. We have no idea if these links were accurate and if Rafa Benitez’s departure had anything to do with it.
The former Young Boys player ran out his contract at the Swiss club. The fact that he was only able to sign for a Ligue 1 club who finished 14th last season means that he probably was not a top target.