After reporting only yesterday that Gervinho’s transfer to Arsenal was nearing completion, after weeks of articles linking Arsenal bidding around the £10.5m mark for the Ivorian, Lille president Michel Seydoux has spoken out and has confirmed Gervinho is eager to join Arsenal, but says the Gunners have yet to make a formal bid.
Seydoux said: “I have spoken with Gervinho and he wants to play for Arsenal next season.
“This is clear but now we must get an agreement between the two clubs. We have maintained contact but still the Londoners have not presented us with a formal offer. Negotiations are ongoing but Gervinho has demanded a solution to the situation soon.”
The Sun claims Arsenal want to pay £10.5 million for Gervinho but Lille want £12 million. Common Wenger don’t be too stingy!
It is becoming an extremely anxious time for Arsenal fans, especially with Manchester United set to announce their third summer signing in the coming days. It would benefit the team greatly if Wenger can wrap up some signings in the next couple of weeks so that new players can link up with the team for pre-season training in the coming weeks so that they can adapt and mould into the team. It better not be left to the last minute in true Wenger style…