Gervinho Agrees To Meet With Alan Pardew


News in the Newcastle Journal today that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has intervened personally in the club’s attempt to sign Lille winger Gervinho.

Gervinho – will meet Pardew this week

Newcastle have been tracking the Ivory Coast International player for some time now, but Newcastle have a big advantage in the transfer market this summer, because they will pay transfer fees up front in cool cash – and that’s almost unheard of these days.

Newcastle got £30M of the £35M fee for Andy Carroll in cash in January from Liverpool, and they are flush with money, and that could help them negotiate deals with other clubs this summer.

Mike Ashley has also insisted that Newcatsle will not pay transfer fees over many years, as the club used to do, and often in the past Newcatsle would be paying out the remainder of a transfer fee, years after the player had already left Newcastle – as a failure.

That’s good financial management by Newcastle these days, but it also makes Newcatsle a great club to do business with this summer.

The news is that Gervinho has agreed to meet with Pardew this week, and Alan will tell the player all about the size of the Newcastle club, with 52,000 home gates and a football mad public.

Pardew will also tell Gervinho about Newcastle’s seemingly ambitious plans, and that they will be signing some good players this summer, and also did very well last season in the Premier League, with some outstanding results. against the very top clubs.

It should also help that Cheick Tiote, Gervinho’s team-mate for the Ivory Coast International side, is already on Tyneside, and one of Newcastle’s top players.

It seems clear one strategy Newcastle are pursuing is getting in quickly for their top targets, and trying to get the cash deals tied up early, before competing clubs come along.

That was always what Sam Allardyce tried to do, and it seems a decent ploy, as you tend to get the player for a lower price, before the August bidding war comes along and daft things are done in the last few days of the transfer window.

Getting players in early also gives them a chance to settle on Tyneside, and Pardew would like new players on the USA tour in July.

Gervinho has looked a good player when we’ve watched him this season, and is flexible in being able to play on either wing or up front, and he would be a very good signing for the club.

The player will turn 24 years old on Friday, and he has played for the Ivory Coast about 20 times and last season scored 15 goals in 35 games for Lille, who won the French League.

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133 comments so far

  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    I bet if AP manages to pull this off there will still be people saying he’s useless lol.

    Howay AP lad, get him convinced and signed up!

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  • rozehnal

    May 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Comon pardew gervinho could b done deal, grameiro on his way once offer accepted and menez as our last in that will ding dang do for us lol

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  • Davies

    May 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    This does look promising, as does the news with Gameiro. If we got these two and Sturridge, I’d be pretty happy with the transfer window.

    I still think there’ll be more, even if we do actually get these lads signed.

    Of course, we haven’t signed them yet, but I’m happy to be a little optimistic.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Pardew to meet Gervinho?????

    And you believe it. Doesnt surprise me you do Stuart………your senseless 😉

    So we go out to meet Gervinho and alert Liverpool and arsenal we are trying to sign him. and the journal have carte blanch to all goings on at the club………….

    Giz a f**********n break!!!

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  • NickeAlvaro

    May 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    You think we will all think Ashley is bad for the club and Pards is a puppet IF some of these rumors com off? Oh my…… I think I’m actually excited!

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Dunno about that like Rozehnal, we need a new RB aswell like imo. Also a LB either as cover or as a replacement for Bull.

    If we got Gervinho, Gameiro and Menez though that would be ridiculous/fooking class!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    I think he will sign the deal with NUFC on his birthday btw PARDEw has brought Tevez and maschareno to west ham when he was the manager of west ham

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  • Snubs

    May 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #8

    everyone follow fur1ong on twitter, or cwarr07, they seem to have reliable news!!!

    i’m actually buzzing.
    Gameiro + Gervinho + Sturridge + (new right back and cover for left back – preferably young) + maybe zog??? that’s all thats needed, will be challenging top 6 next season hopefully.

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Haha, thats what I’m thinking NickeAlvaro.

    If we pull these deals I wonder what posters like Angryman, jimmymagpie etc will have to say.

    Although they always find something to be doom and gloom about haha!

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  • DarloGeordie

    May 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Would be great to land Gervinho but I have just been reading on the bbc transfer gossip page that Tottenham and Arsenal are leading the way for him…

    Also is meeting with Pardew an incentive to join the club?? hope he uses his gift of talkin sh*t to persuade him to sign

    HWTL

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  • Snubs

    May 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Fur10ng PMF
    Everything is in place behind scenes. Terms are agreed with both club and advisors. Pardue hoping to steam in early. Tiote also involved

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  • Eaststander

    May 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Good start to this morning

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  • Snubs

    May 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    yes, agreed stuart, i cannot wait to hear from jimmymagpie if this pulls off. idiot is too smug.

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  • WWJBD

    May 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    The deals aren’t done yet but they sound promising.

    But if they do come off sturridge won’t be coming in as well I still hope Long would though.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Oh no its Stuart and Davies. The Cashlys winnits, actually believeing that we are going to be speaking to Gervinho………..

    All of it defys logic boys, all of it…..
    Number 1, how did the journal (The true word of the toon) even know this meeting was taking place???

    Did Pardew tell em or was it the insider whose close to everything Newcarstle??

    Do you honestly think the club would want anybody knowing who their true targets are, considering these 2 players are 2 of the most sought after players in europe?

    ORRRR and dare i say it…….is it ALL just a ploy to sell season tickets???

    Unlikely to be the last one as Nice Guy Mike genuinely loves NUFC and doest really care if tickets are sold as his love for the club is STRONNNNNG!!!

    Get a grip boys.

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  • NickeAlvaro

    May 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s a good thing the weather on my side of the world is shocking, I think I’m going to be glued to the laptop for the foreseeable future…
    Might be a good day after all though!

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  • G

    May 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #17

    I would be happy with 1 or 2 of those players named by Snubs. If we got all of them… I can’t even express how delighted I would be.

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  • P.I.

    May 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #18

    @ roshan MAGPIE

    The deal to bring Tevez and Mascherano to West Ham had everything to do with agents and business men and absolutely nothing to do with Alan Pardew so lets not get ahead of ourselves here.
    But as for Pardew arranging to meet Gervinho then i can only see it being of benefit. I know that players (espeically the foreign lads who are new in the country) like the personal approach and being made to feel welcome. I also know that Kevin keegan used to adopt this approach and would always meet up with potential signings. Something which is perhaps missed in the modern agent-ran market.

    As for signing Gervinho, as well as Gamiero and Menez well I would be over the moon but I think it may be a bit too much to wish for?
    I dont want to urinate on anyones french fries here but do you realy see 3 top players of the quality of those lads we’ve been linked with, really coming to Newcastle this summer?
    Im very dubious but i’m crossing every finger and toe that i’m wrong…

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Just wait til the end of the window Angryman!

    I know you’re determined for Ashley to not spend a dime so you can continue to slag off every aspect of the club but I think you’re going to be disappointed this summer.

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  • Solaidback

    May 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #20

    Calm down guys, if you get too excited, you’ll be on a rite downer with Pardew & Ashley if we don’t sign them… yes it good to hear this sort of news but until they’re standing at SJP in a B&W shirt next to Pardews, shaking hands, I’d be a little bit more cautious myself.. 😉

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #21

    Hell thats what we said about HBA Solaidback 😛

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  • obaflamey

    May 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Is Tioté’s twitter real? If so, he’s written: ‘Hope you like my mate who has joined Toon’…

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  • Solaidback

    May 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Yeah I know Stuart but look how long winded that transfer was & most of us had given up on the idea & all of sudden there he was… lol

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Just spoke to a friend of Willie Mckay who says that we are about to sign Mario Gomes!! Pardew is flying over with BIG MIKEY this afternoon, to Munich, where they expect a definitive answer from the striker (Perfect replacement for Carroll) to say whether he will sign or not.

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  • hadthetshirt

    May 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #25

    The future looks bright
    The future is black and white
    would love to see this come off,and more so to see how many on here have to eat humble pie lol

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Haha well we can follow the same routine this summer. Get all excited in the first week of the window, then everything dies down, then we sign all 3 on the last day.

    It makes it more fun that way lol!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Angry

    In our heart of hearts we know you are probably right. But hey the sun’s out and we can all day dream till the reality kicks in again.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Stuart Stuart Stuart??? Slag off every apsect of the club??????
    OK??

    Lets be seeing that then???

    Lets start with the TEAM the mainstay of the club…

    Feel free to quote me on these slaggings???

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  • Snubs

    May 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #29

    angryman, thankyou, first positive comment, i love you now

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  • WWJBD

    May 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Don’t be daft angryman we are after Muller

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #31

    How credible do you reckon the rumour is Angryman?

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  • PoolieToon

    May 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #32

    This is some good news indeed, but still a bit reluctant to believe it considering Gameiro prefers Spain and Gervinho wants a CL side to sign him so Pards has his work cut out.

    But still what a prospect if we sign Gervinho, Gameiro and Menez. Along with some seasoned PL players who need no time to settle like Zog, Larsson, Ireland and a couple of cheap squad players and that is a Newcastle side that reminiscent of the 90’s

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #33

    angry

    following your previous email I’m assuming Gomes is just to see who bites?

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  • WWJBD

    May 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #34

    He is taking the pee Stu lad

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  • Stuart

    May 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #35

    I’m not arguing with you Angryman, we’ve done it a million times and it’ll always end the exact same way, we have completely different views on the state of the club.

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  • Eaststander

    May 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Gomes! Gervinho gamiero menez the zog back are we aiming to win the league

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  • nufcnorway

    May 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #37

    He looks a great player: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1C7hIMV6JY

    Definitely one Id like to see in toon next season

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  • tweaked

    May 25, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #38

    splendid news, if we can get this lad signed up we gonna be looking at europe in the next season

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  • NorseToonBrann

    May 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #39

    my biggest fear for this transfer window is seeing all our top priorities being snatched up by “bigger” clubs, while time is running out and we end up panic-buying near the end of the window. its VITAL that we sign a couple of our main targets now. word is we battle against pool, arsenal and spurs over these players mentioned today.. fingers crossed!! ash and pards, show us what u got!!! hwtl!!!!

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  • Snubs

    May 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #40

    lets do a deal.. if gervinho or gamiero comes to the club, angryman has to do something but if they don’t stuart has to do something

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