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.