Gervinho stuck at AS Roma after ludicrous contract demands

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Gervinho could find himself stuck at AS Roma after his proposed move away from the club fell through due to personal terms not being met.

However, this isn't a normal disagreement. The Ivorian was asking for ludicrous perks in his contract, and things that were never going to be agreed to ahead of a proposed move.

Deal Was Set

Gervinho was all-but set to leave Italy and Rome in order to join UAE side Al Jazira, however, his contract demands lead the interested party to withdraw their offer.

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A £10million transfer fee was agreed to between Roma and Al Jazira, and the UAE side even agreed to meet his £85k-a-week wage demands, but just as it appeared the deal was edging closer to completion, the 28-year-old started listing ridiculous demands.

Gervinho's Demands

The former-Arsenal winger asked the UAE club for a private helicopter, a house for his family, a private beach and also unlimited plane tickets to Ivory Coast so that he could return to his homeland as much as he'd like for free.

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After informing Al Jazira of his wishes, the club were quick to pull out of the negotiations and Gervinho is now set to return to Italy to link up with his club for pre-season training. Despite having quite a successful career in Rome, Gervinho's future at the club is uncertain and he could still be on his way out the Serie A side this summer.

Gervinho's Roma Career

Since arriving back in 2013, the Ivorian has made 57 Serie A appearances, scoring 11 goals.

Roma paid around £8m to sign Gervinho from Arsenal, and were close to gaining £2m profit on him until he started demanding add-ons to his already high weekly-wage. 

The 28-year-old left England after falling out of favour at the Emirates Stadium, and when he left, it was met with great applause from the majority of Arsenal fans who were seemingly fed up with watching the Ivorian and his lacklustre performances.

Where his future lies now is yet to be revealed, but it looks like it will be away from Italy and away from Roma. Of course, what's not looking likely is that any club will be willing to give him a helicopter or his own private island.

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