Lyon consider move for Gervinho

Published 6 Comments

Lyon could look to beat Roma to the signing of Gervinho by offering Arsenal transfer target Yoan Gourcuff in exchange, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old France midfielder is reportedly keen to leave Lyon, and Arsenal have been strongly linked.

Gervinho had been the subject of a £6.9m offer from Roma - the Ivorian played under Roma coach Rudi Garcia at former-club Lille.

But Lyon are believed to be interested in bringing Gervinho back to France, and are currently mulling a bid of their own.

Arsenal's interest in Gourcuff dates back several years to when the France international was at Rennes. He's since endured a difficult spell in Italy with AC Milan, but returned to Ligue 1, initially with Bordeaux and now with Lyon.

But the creative playmaker is thought to be keen to test himself elsewhere.

The Gunners have space in the squad for a new midfielder, and Gourcuff would certainly strengthen their ranks.

Abou Diaby remains a long-term injury concern, while Francis Coquelin has been allowed to join German side Freiburg on loan for the season.

That leaves Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, and Tomas Rosicky as Arsene Wenger's midfield options.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again