It is getting quite confusing about Lille’s Gervinho, and what the real situation is with the Ivory Coast International.
Gervinho – Tottenham only English club to formally bid?
TalkSport had reported earlier today that the player was going to Arsenal, and this seemed to be consistent with the news earlier in the week that Wenger was after the player, and that he was keen to join the London club.
But would you believe that Lille’s Director of Football has said today that neither English clubs – Arsenal or Newcastle – had made an official offer for the player.
Frederic Pagquet has told the French media today that he only club that has bid for Gervinho is Tottenham, and that’s the only official offer they have received and that was today – and they turned it down.
This is what Frederic told the French Press today:
“Today we recieved a concrete offer from Tottenham, which we have refused in the last few hours.”
“In fact, that is the only official contact we have received”
So we’re not too sure what to make of this – but it does mean that of all the news published each day on the transfer front – maybe 90% of it could be made up – and it’s very hard to know what’s true and what isn’t – but what’s new?
It could even be good news for Newcastle if they still really want this player, since it seems obvious that Lorient’s Kevin Gameiro doesn’t want to play in England.
But this news also doesn’t quite jibe with what Gervinho himself has been saying – that he would make his decision late this week or early next week, and he has already said he would like to play in the Premier League.
We’re not too sure what else to make of this news.
Anyway, that’s what being reported in the French press today – go figure.