Liverpool in pole position to land 'super' African attacker

Published Add your comment

Football News

Liverpool are reportedly early frontrunners to sign Lille attacker Gervinho.

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has been in fine form this season as Lille pursue their first Ligue 1 title since 1954 and has attracted interest from a number of clubs across the continent.

According to, Liverpool are 'leading the chase' for the versatile forward after initially having an offer for his services rejected in December.

Despite Liverpool recruiting Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll to the tune of £58 million during the January transfer window, the Anfield club are still on the lookout for goalscoring reinforcements and are seemingly already hard at work pursuing potential acquisitions.


Lille are likely to have a busy summer trying to resist the advances of Liverpool and others in pursuit of the their prized assets Gervinho and Eden Hazard, with the latter also a reported target for Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Hazard is also known to be on the Liverpool radar, and Damien Comolli is keen to bring the Belgian and teammate Gervinho to Anfield.

"We want a forward because we lack pace and penetration on the flanks," said the Liverpool director of football strategy on French television during the transfer window.

"Gervinho and Hazard are super players but I know the Lille board well and they won't sell in January."

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

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

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