Reports abound this morning that Ivory Coast international Gervinho could be heading to the Premier League in January, with Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham being mooted as probable destinations.
He has helped current club Lille to the top spot in Ligue 1, having contributed six goals and two assists thus far, and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is thought to be lining up an approach in order to maintain the club’s impressive title bid.
Imscouting.com believes that White Hart Lane could be a good location for Gervinho to relocate, with his versatility benefitting both the club (as he could potentially cover more than one player’s sale due to his range of playing positions) and to the player himself (there would be plenty of playing opportunity due to said versatility, and trophies appear to be on the horizon.)
Spurs target expects stay.
Another Spurs target, PSV striker Ola Toivonen, expects to stay at the Phillips Stadion for the remainder of the season – but has opened the door on a possible Premier League move in the summer. Harry Redknapp has previously shown an interest, as has Liverpool and Roy Hodgson – who wanted to sign the player during the summer as cover for Fernando Torres, but was working on a tight budget prior to the club’s takeover.
According to the Daily Mail, Tiovonen told Swedish paper Aftonbladet that he is staying at PSV for the moment. However, when questioned about his thoughts after the season has concluded, he said: “I don’t know. The most important is that I get to play every game like I do now and play in a team that has the chance to win the league. It would be fun to get a gold with PSV. We have a perfect harmony in the club.”
Supporters say no.
Many Spurs fans have joined forces to say “no” to the club’s proposed move from White Hart Lane to the site of the Olympic Stadium after the London Games in 2012. While rivals West Ham are thought to be favourites to obtain the site, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has gone to pains to explain the reasons for the club competing for the site, despite remaining confident that plans to redevelop their current home of 111 years will be approved.
According to The Telegraph, a group of supporters dubbing themselves “We are N17” are planning to hand out 20,000 leaflets ahead of Sunday’s visit of Liverpool, with a march in protest to the move reportedly being organised before they play host to champions Chelsea on December 12.