Newcastle Gervinho Signing Said To Be Imminent


There is news in the French press this morning that Newcastle’s signing of top target Lille winger, Gervinho,  is imminent.

Gervinho – signing for Newcastle is imminent

The Foot01.com web-site above is reporting that Sky Sports said yesterday that the signing of Gervinho by the Magpies is now imminent.

It appears the Lille striker could join his team mate Yohan Cabaye, who will join Newcastle later this week following French International duty.

The Ivorian striker’s agent is said to be currently negotiating the final details of his transfer to the Newcastle United club.

If this is true it will be fantastic news for Newcastle fans, who seem to have taken to the winger’s style of play – not to mention his goal scoring ability and terrific speed.

Maybe that tweet from Cheick Tiote recently that his friend would be joining Newcastle – did indeed refer to his Ivory Coast team-mate Gervinho arriving on Tyneside.

This would be great news – if true.

In the French report, the fee quoted is said to be around two and a half times what Lille paid for the player from Le Mans in the summer of 2009.

That fee was said to be €8M, so €20M would be around £18M – which seems really high to us – but maybe something has been lost in translation – as they say. 😀

But it’s probably £18M to Lille for both Cabaye and Gervinho.

Arsenal have also been pursuing the player, but this would be a break-though summer signing for the Magpies – if it happens.

Comments very welcome.



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862 comments so far

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #1

    1st…

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    mind you, the berbatov story was breaking news also .. so not sure yet about this

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Sunday Sun…

    Totally accurate reporting…

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    What is it with this “1st” nonsense.. How about actually contributing to the blog?

    Ed, Cheik’s twitter account is fake. Simpson confirmed it. Only real ones from our lads are Simpson, Routledge, Barton, Ferguson, and Jonas. Plus a few of the academy/reserve kids.

    This article would be good news if true, but I’m speculative about it as all the press say different things 😛

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  • steburnip

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Hardly breaking news is it!
    my problem is if he is as good as most us geordies think he is, why would the bigger clubs not go in for him, simple fact if he is brilliant then chelsea,man utd, city arsenal, would all be after him

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  • carlton nufc

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Yh but the berbatov story could be real who knows ?

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  • toonarmy09

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Hope so ed ,this has gone on long enough ,can anyone tell me whether ivory coast play today and if there is a link for the game ?? Regarding Gervinho I just can’t see this story been bull as it’s all over French press ,and the lille fans the other night were livid that he was leaving to joinin the toon !!

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  • alkinou

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #8

    YOHAN !!!

    I promise you Ed I’ll put this comment on each article in which you call Cabaye Johan untill you see this. (don’t worry I still like what you’re doing 😉 )

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    http://www.maxifoot.fr/football/article-12685.htm this puts a bit of a downer on this article n sky sports never sed it was iminent lol

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  • toonarmymike

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #10

    think simmo was a bit drunk on twitter this morning. threatening to quit. lol. i dont agree with the stick he gets from some people.

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  • FollowMyTwitterLewisKing7

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Great ! Looks I saw the article yesterday on Foot 01 and it looked like the real thing !
    Also By the way, Cheik Tiote does not have twitter, I had it confirmed By Danny Simpson Who is the real thing on twitter.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #12

    This story came out last night. So when is “Imminent”

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    ?

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #14

    ED HIS NAME IS YOHAN NOT JOHAN IF YOU KEEP CALLING HIM THIS I WILL NEVER READ THE BLOG AGAIN!! Only joking Ed love the blog 😉 But its Yohan not Johan.

    Anyway i will only believe Gervinho is signing when i see him in a newcastle shirt on nufc.co.uk 🙂

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  • ross armstrong

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    why would the gervinho news be all over the french press tho?? something is happening but when?? i would be so dissapointed if he snubbed us for arsenal!!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #16

    ross armstrong, I’d be surprised if he didn’t.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    We still need two Strikers!

    Its great having creativity in the middle and speedy, ball playing wingers down the flanks. At the end of the day, someone has to put the ball in the back of the net!!!

    If Gameiro isnt coming, who are our Main Goalscorers – and please, DONT say Bambi and Best who are nothing more than back-ups in a half decent team.

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  • RichyRich

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #18

    Its rumoured that Nolan’s contract talks have stopped. 🙁 Hope its just a rumour but could that be why simmo threatened to quit maybe?

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #19

    We have to sign him or I myt actually kill myself

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Simmo threatened to quit twitter Richy. Not the club. Hahahah

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

    RichyRich, I think Simpson means he’s going to quit twitter.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Whys simmo quitting twitter?

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Gervinho will be played as a striker by us so we will only get 1 other striker in. Long I hope but that’s just me

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Morning chaps, I see Gervinho hasn’t signed as it is every morning

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  • toonarmymike

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #25

    yeh simmo threatened to quit twitter not nufc.

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  • RichyRich

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #27

    Ah! lol My bad! 🙂

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #28

    Good player, nice wig, – but I think the @French ‘are quoting English speculation as their source!

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  • PoolieToon

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #29

    I’l believe it when I see it, Arsenal or Lille for him.

    Also whats all this about Nolan getting the Barton treatment?

    Its on BBC website says they are not giving him a contract so he can run it down and go for free!?

    Sounds like crap but i wouldnt put anything past FCB, but it sounds like he either has something against old players or maybe scousers lol.

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  • toonarmymike

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #30

    @notts geordie think hes getting sick of people giving him stick for mentioning manchester. people need to realise its his home town

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  • toonruz

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #31

    lads carm down british press are at it again spreading there lies there is no bid from arsenal we have al;ready signed Gervinho he is in the bag

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #32

    It Must be True as Why Would We Tell Nile Ranger To Find a Club and weaken the Squad ?? Nolan Will Sign Shortly when he see’s who comes and so will Joey on a 2 year Deal !!!!

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #33

    We don need two strikers if next season we only play one upfront next season.

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #34

    31st

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  • Toonboy

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #35

    Bit of a misleading article Ed, as this isn’t breaking news at all- released yesterday in fact.

    And can people stop saying he will play as a striker, when he will be playing on the wing!

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #36

    Lee Dodd

    When did we tell Ranger to find a new club?

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #37

    Here is some serious news

    Tosco are offering Farthers’ day branded football tat

    http://tescophoto.personalisedfootballgifts.co.uk/

    You can get all the usual; suspects – including makem brand – but no NUFC!

    I imagine MA is opposed to such crass commercialism, but I’m calling for a Boycott of Kingston Park

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #38

    Notts
    There will be points in the season where we will play 2 up front and there will be injuries. I’d say we will bring in 2 strikers and maybe that young asian lad for the future

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  • ToonST

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #39

    we need gervinho !! 😀

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  • toonruz

    Jun 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Gervinho will be playing on the right wing pushing in to foward positions

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