As well as watching Gervinho at Lille, it seems that Newcastle may also have another striker target in the same French side.
Moussa Sow – Newcastle linked with this striker
We watched the Lille vs Lyon game (1-1) a week ago and were impressed with the strong Lille striker Moussa Sow, who has 17 goals in 25 games for the French side this season.
Sow joined Lille after four seasons at Rennes and has been an instant success, and the 5’11” striker has a number of clubs now watching him, and they are said to include both Newcastle and Sunderland.
Gervinho also looked good in that game, and is certainly very fast down either wing, and looked a good player.
Both Gervinho and Sow were in the side that beat Marseilles away over the weekend, by 2-1, with a last minute winner and the side returned to the top of the French League, ahead of Rennes on goal difference.
Sow turned 25 only last month and was born in Mantes-la-Jolie, France and played twice for the France U21 side, before representing Senegal at full International level, where he has so far got 5 caps.
The striker saw out his four year contract at Rennes before joining Lille last summer on a three year deal as a free agent, and we have no idea how much he would cost, but he will not come cheap, and other top clubs will no doubt be after him.
Other Premier clubs interested are said to include West Ham and Blackburn, so if that’s all the clubs in for him, Newcastle would stand a decent chance of getting the player – if he is indeed a target of the Tyneside club.
He is top of the goal scoring charts in France at the moment.
What do you think of this striker?