The left-back will spend the 2021-22 season in Ligue 1 after securing a loan transfer to the Girondins
The French club Girondins de Bordeaux has secured the services of Ghanaian defender Gideon Mensah and handed him the number 14 jersey.
The left-back joins Ligue 1 on a full season loan deal with the option to sign a permanent contract at the end of the first period.
He is moving from the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg.
“FC Girondins de Bordeaux is pleased to announce the arrival of Gideon Mensah on loan with an option to buy for the coming season,” said the Girondins on their official website.
“The talented left-back, RB Salzburg player in the Admiral Bundesliga (Austria), was loaned to Vittoria Guimares last season. He made 22 appearances on the left in Portugal.
“The club welcomes him!”
Mensah will continue his career in France after spending the last season in Portugal where he played for Vitoria Guimaraes.
In the Primeira Liga, the 23-year-old started in each of his 22 appearances for the Conquerors.
“Gideon is a modern defender. He’s going to bring all his energy to the table. He’s a player who will please our fans because he gives everything,” said Bordeaux sporting director Admar Lopes.
“Personally, I would also like to thank him for trusting us on this new project.”
Bordeaux is Mensah’s fourth loan club since joining Salzburg in 2017.
The defender moved to Sturm Graz in January 2019, initially for the second half of the 2018/19 season, before moving to Zulte Waregem for a full season.
Last semester he set off again, this time to join Guimaraes.
In Bordeaux, the full-back could make his Ligue 1 debut against Clermont when the club’s season kicks off on Sunday.
As the Ghanaian international, Mensah hopes to take his game to the next level to gain an advantage over Chelsea defender Abdul Rahman Baba in the fierce battle for the Black Stars left full-back.
In June, the two players each competed in one game when CK Akonnor’s team faced Morocco and Ivory Coast in international friendly matches.
The Black Stars are expected to get back together in September for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.