Sky Sports News is reporting that Lille winger/striker Gervinho is now planning to announce this week which club he will be joining in the summer.
Gervinho – will announce club he is joining this week
The Ivory Coast international has just one year left on his contract at the French club, and he will be leaving Lille for an estimated £10M in transfer fees, although it could even be less than that.
Newcastle are certainly in the frame to get the player, but we know some other top clubs are also involved, and we just have to hope he will choose the Magpies.
But both Arsenal and Liverpool are also said to be interested in the player, and Gervinho has said he would like to join a club in the Champions League, so Arsenal could even be the club he chooses.
But since he’s not French and Arsene Wenger must know that – is that even possible? 😀
But perhaps playing in French League qualifies him for Arsenal.
Gervinho seems to want to move to the Premier League, and he had this to say to Sky Sports:
“During the week I’ll announce my decision so that everyone knows.”
“I love the Premier League, but I have interest from Spain and Germany as well, so let’s wait and see.”
We are keeping our fingers crossed that he will indeed choose Newcastle, but that’s far from certain, and we’ll look for some hint from the local press tomorrow, because if he’s not coming somebody at Newcastle will surely stop the pointless speculation.
But there again, a certain Cheick Tiote may have woven his magic, and persuaded his Ivory Coast team-mate to join him on Tyneside.
And since there were reports only last week that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had also met with Gervinho personally, it maybe that Newcastle could pull it off.
What do you think?