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Gervinho and Gameiro appear to be non-starters for the Toon

May 10th, 2011 | 14 Comments |

Gervinho snubs Newcastle in favour of Champions League football.
Gervinho: Champions League for me
Some of Newcastle United’s tipped transfer targets seem to have shut the door on a move to Tyneside.

As with any transfer speculation bear in mind that it is indeed just speculation, but two players the club was said to be interested in were Gervinho and Kevin Gameiro.

It seems however that both players have slammed the door on our club (assuming said speculation was true in the first place of course).

Lille and Ivory Coast striker Gervinho (whose real name is Gervais Yao Kouassi) has said he will only consider a move to clubs who are playing in the Champions League:

I am trying my best to concentrate on the final push for the league. We want to win the championship. Also, we are in the cup final.

At the end of the season, my advisers and I will speak to the club and see what to do, but if I am leaving a club which will play in the Champions League I will only go to one who is in the Champions League. It is the best competition and I want to be a part of that set-up every year.

That would seem to rule us out for the 23 year-old who has 25 goals in 54 matches for Lille. (more…)