Gervinho Agent Interviewed – Gives Nothing Away


It looks like we have finally got a real interview with Gervinho’s agent,  and thanks to our readers for posting the link in the comments.

Gervinho – should decide which club later this week

One of Arsenal’s top football blogs –  Arseblog News – has posted an interview with Gervinho’s agent Seb Boisseau today.

This is what he told Arseblog News:

“It is difficult for me to discuss the situation because it is confidential, but it is true that many clubs in England have contacted us concerning the availability of Gervinho.”

“But we have not only spoken to clubs in England, but also Italy, Germany, Spain and France. The player wants to leave Lille and his priority is a move to England.”

“However, it is difficult for me to speak about one club for the player. He wants to leave and has contacts with England, and he is determined to play in the Premier League next season.”

Wonder if one of his contacts in England is a certain Cheick Tiote?

When Arsenal was heavily linked with Gervinho yesterday, we did some looking back to 2009, and Arsenal were interested in the player before he finally moved to Lille two years ago from Le Mans, and at that time Gervinho was quoted as saying it would be a dream move for him to move to Arsenal.

And a report back around that time said the North London club had been long-time admirers of Gervinho, and Arsenal had even tabled an offer whilst he was playing in Belgium in the 2006/07 season for Beveren, whom he left for Le Mans in 2007.

Arseblog News asked if indeed it would be a dream move for his client to move to Arsenal, and this is what Seb Boisseau said:

“I do not know,” “For the moment he wants to think about Arsenal, Manchester City, and other clubs.”

” It is difficult for me to comment, as you have good information and sometimes wrong information, but it is not good for me to comment, or for the clubs, or for Lille. “

“For the moment it is confidential, and we will wait until Gervinho makes an agreement with one club.” “I think a decision will be made regarding his future by the end of the week.”

We assume Newcastle are linked in with the “other clubs”, but it’s obvious the agent cannot say too much at the moment.

Gervinho will  announce which club he is joining before the end of the week, since the Ivory Coast African Cup of Nations qualifiers are now over, and that’s what the agent says above – in any case.

Not sure Newcastle can compete with Arsenal and Manchester City, if those clubs are serious, which looks to be the case  if you believe the Daily Mail report this morning.

Comments welcome.



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60 comments so far

  • jonnymcdonald

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Thursday him and Cabaye announced would be nice!

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  • dickinsonjuniour

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #2

    would be great if they were announched

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Goodbye Enrique. And it was nice dreaming about Gervinho for the past 2 weeks. Back to reality…..Hoilett for Newcastle. =)

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #5

    good explain

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #6

    ffs

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  • Andy

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #7

    @NUFC mo if true great! Good luck to him, I don’t really think he’d be too out of place in that team

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #8

    I think he has also said that he wants to move to a club where he will be playing first team football. He’ll probably get that and Champs League football at Arsenal and is the right age and value for Wenger to go for.

    Reckon we’ve lost out on this one…

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  • Keith in France

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #9

    There is no chance that a footballer like Gervinho who has stated that he wants to play in the Champions League will come to Newcastle unless none of the ‘big’ clubs buy him.
    Sorry but we need to lower our expectations as to the type of player we will attract.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #10

    what times this news supposed to be at???

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Maybe we can swap Enrique for Bojan as an alternative for Gervinho if Barca are interested…

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Posted that earlier the Jose link with Barcelona, now its on Talksport plus others, i hope its not true although if they pay 15M atleast we wont see him week in week out at Liverpool scum or Man United Scum or EPL.

    IF arsenal come in for him or even MAN CITY, i heard they are after him and contact there is Yaya and Kolo Toure, or Arsenal its Emmanuel Eboue.
    and us its Tiote we all have a player he would know, and if he chooses between those 3 clubs it would be Arsenal then City then Us.

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  • PalmerToon

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s Simpson 🙁

    Look on SSN.

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  • Toonarmy1993

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #14

    swap for bojan also jumped to my mind straight away when i read that, surely they can chuck in some of their reserves as well, i mean if jack wilshere would only make the reserve team like pep said then they must be decent!

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  • cheikmate

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #15

    i wil be gutted if enrique goes, but if he was to go anywhere i would much prefer to see him at barca than liverpool!

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #16

    simpson contract is hardly news now is it?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Fair play to Enrique if he was to go to Barcelona.

    If he did, I would be really proud that we played a huge huge role in getting him there.

    Although, to be fair, his passing is cack.

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  • free giveaways

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #18

    The contract news ssn were talking about was Danny Simpson. Not very exciting!

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6969648,00.html

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 7, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #19

    is it simpson ?

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #20

    that aint even new news………

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  • free giveaways

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashley will offer Simpson a long term contract because he’s 24, even though he’s not very good but won’t offer one to Barton and Nolan, both 28, who are absolutely vital to our team and amongst our best players.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Its simmo… we knew this for a week now… way to get our hopes up… effin SPN

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #23

    cwarr07 is saying Gervinhos agent has met Lee Charney today.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Its Simpson and he’s offered a 5 year contract. saw this coming since last week. i think most on twitter are just riding off rumors. and people like toonruz are just jumping on their bandwagon. expect a boring or disappointing week…

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Well he dont mention the Toon so that says it all!

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #26

    so whats your man on about???
    humble pie etc, for?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD,

    The problem is that this blog is very popular now. Look at the viewing stats, they’re incredible.

    But that means we get more illiterate kids, more people looking for a keyboard war, and more Sunderland fans bored because their team will forever be in our shadow.

    But I know what you mean. When I first joined this blog there were far less trouble makers, and debating was a lot more fun!

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  • gonz

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #28

    The only good news by NUFC is that of the new pitch that is being prepared for next season. Let’s just hope the likes of Gervinho, Gameiro, Cabaye, and many others are playing on it!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #29

    And guys, please stop listening to these attention seekers on twitter!

    None have been right about anything at all! But when they’re wrong about stuff – which happens constantly – no one notices!

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    According to Itasportpress, Newcastle are tracking again the defender of Toulouse, Cheikh M’Bengue. After the first offer rejected, Magpies are trying again to persuade the French club.

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  • Ericles

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Ah well – back to the puncture outfit! Who can blame Jose going to Barcelona if they come in for him? On this one we
    cannot compete. Question is will the club get a good deal or just Ashley? Same for Gervinho if Arsenal and Man City go in with bids. Have Barca got a spare LB good enough for us in part-exchange? Today has been a bad joke.

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  • Shane Long aka perhaps some other sh!te

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #32

    P!ss off TDS. Just because everyone doesn’t meet your ideal. You snooty, conceited, snivelling sap.

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  • looneytoon1977

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Just have to wait & see where he goes – Think he would be mad to join City unless it’s for the money as he won’t start every game there. Gooners & ourselves can offer that ofcourse. We do have the edge when it comes to payment to Lille as we will pay cash straight away, not sure if other clubs can? I have a feeling Arsenal might win out due to Champs league footy but hope Tiote can use his influence to sway his mate to join us!

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  • cousto

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #34

    would smash Georgie T’s back doors in.

    BANGTIDY!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Cousto – Charlotte Jackson is better ha

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  • qtoon

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Why would Gervinho’s agent give an exclusive interview to one of Arsenal’s Blog sites and no-one else?!

    1) It could be genuine
    2) It could be a clever way of everyone interested to go to their site and push their ratings
    3) Maybe i’m just doubting its credibility to retain that small hope of seeing Gervinho in a toon shirt!

    Ps @coutso… agreed!

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  • Davies

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Bang tidy.

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  • sidekick

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Very few prem league forwards can score 20+ goals in 38 league games. Gameiro might get close but doubt Gervinho would get near. Suggest we keep our cash for a couple of defenders and give the number 9 shirt to Steven Taylor. Bet he’d get at least 20 goals per season. Supermac was an average full back converted to a great centre forward. Let history be repeated.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #39

    its getting too late to get gervinhio i guess

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #40

    wait

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