Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gerv and Jarv on the radar

Today's Mirror is reporting that alleged object of our affections Gervinho is flattered by our interest. The Lille striker, who's helped his side to the top of Ligue 1, is an international teammate of Cheik Tiote, so presumably our man's been putting in a good word for us.

There's no mention of any mooted fee, but I'd doubt he'd be available for any less than £10m. When he left Le Mans for Lille in 2009, he cost 8m euros and since then his stock has risen with a respectable 23 goals in 53 appearances. Given that his real name is Gervais Yao Kouassi, might this be a suitable goal celebration?

Meanwhile, the Metro claimed this week that we're keen on the latest recruit to the England camp, Matt Jarvis. If true, the fact that he's a winger would suggest that thankfully Alan Pardew doesn't intend to persist with the 3-5-2 experiment in the long term.

Jarvis' arrival would threaten the position of Spidermag - there's little doubt about who's supplied the most assists this season. We'll get to take a closer look at him when Wolves visit St James' Park next weekend - though given the form he's in, perhaps we'd do well to hope for him picking up a knock on international duty...

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