In the old days Newcastle used to persuade their transfer targets to come to Newcastle, by offering them big wages.
Kevin Gameiro – wants to play in Spain or Paris
That was even if the players didn’t particularly want to come to Newcastle for any other reason.
Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro has said again, that he would like to play his football in Spain, or even in Paris.
This is what he said yesterday:
“I will decide on my future in one or two weeks. I already have an idea.”
“I very much like Spain but other clubs are following me. It is up to me to make a good choice, I will not go to a team where I’ll be on the bench all year.”
“I want to play and it will be up to me to seize my chance. Paris-Saint Germain? It is a club I like very much.” “My choice isn’t made yet – but they’re one of the clubs I appreciate.”
Absolutely no mention of Newcastle there, and he knows his club have already accepted a £10M bid from the Tyneside club for him. Talk about a snub.
And since Newcastle will also pay that fee in cool cash, Lorient no doubt would be hoping Kevin would want to move to Tyneside – but no such luck it seems.
And at the French training camp in Clairefontaine, he told Le Parisien much the same thing today:
“I want to go to a bigger club than Lorient in France or abroad.: “I have always said I am a fan of Spain, this is the football I love.”
“If I go abroad it is to play in the Champions League,” ” “If I stay in France, this would be for the Champions League and maybe also the Europa League.”
“I know Paris, and I have loved the club since I was a child, and have spoken to Mamadou Sakho, PSG captain, and he is pushing me to come,”
Neither Spanish nor French clubs are particularly well off financially, and news today that Valencia have only bid £6M for the player.
Just how much PSG can afford is unknown, but it seems like Gamerio will not be coming to Newcastle, and that Lorient will not be getting £10M for their top player.
Gervinho – let’s get this player
Since it was going to be either Gameiro or Gervinho, but not both, we’d be very happy if Newcastle go for the 24 year-old Ivory Coast International – especially if the lad is keen to join the Magpies.
It may be time to give up on Gameiro, if he doesn’t want to come to Tyneside.