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.