While discussions had emerged between UBB and Semi Radradra, the center of Bristol should not ultimately return to Gironde, says the team on Wednesday. The question of the physical condition of the Fijian international (30 years old, 11 selections to XV) had in particular been asked by the Bordelais.
Many dreamed of it, it should not finally happen. Semi Radradra, who is among the best players in the world when fit, will ultimately not return to the Union Bordeaux-Bèglesannouncement the team this Wednesday. Already spent in Gironde from 2018 to 2020 during a glorious passage, the center then joined Bristol. Eager to relaunch its project with in particular a new staff, which will be led by Yannick Bru, the UBB of Laurent Marti had then ambitioned to repatriate Radradra for next season. But with the recent signing of Damian Penaud, the track had cooled somewhat. Especially since the club had asked Bristol for information on the Fijian’s knee, which had recently been operated on.
The arrival of the colossus would therefore ultimately not happen, despite the fact that Bordeaux, by the admission of Laurent Marti, is looking for a player capable of covering the positions of center and winger for next season. “We want to respect the salary cap. We must not put all the talent behind either. We are thinking about our balance. We must in particular densify our package of forwards”, explained Laurent Marti in The Team. In addition to this, and arrivals from PenaudAbadie, Laterrade and Tatafu, Bordeaux is still looking for a right pillar, a second line and a third line.