I see that all of the locals this morning are saying that we’ve been offered the chance to sign the talk of last summer, Kevin Gameiro.
The PSG forward opted to sign for the Parc des Princes outfit instead of joining us last summer, which in hindsight was probably a bad move for him but a good move for us as we ended up with Papiss Cisse instead.
Apparently he has fallen out with Carlo Ancelotti after failing to nail down a regular starting spot for PSG and has been told that he can find a new club after just one season in the French capital. Mind you, his goal record still isn’t bad despite not being a regular starter and he managed to finds the net 11 times in 30 appearances last term.
I have a saying, and that saying is never go back. I would suggest it should apply to this scenario also. He’s turned us down once so for him to join us now would almost be like we would be his second choice, his last chance if you like. What sort of message does that send out to the other players in the squad? You weren’t good enough then but now I’ve failed you are?
Fortunately I think we’ve moved on and are now looking at other targets to bolster our front line. I don’t think we’ll be investing huge amounts in our front line unless we lose a player, most likely to be Demba Ba which in turn means that it’s unlikely we’ll stump up the majority of the €11m PSG will want to recoup for the former Lorient man.
Another name we’ve been linked with over the last few days is that of Coventry City’s 18-year-old highly-rated midfield enforcer Gael Bigirimana, with Sky Sports even suggesting that he’ll be signing for us over the summer.
Described as an “Essien style” players, Bigirimana has impressed at The Ricoh Arena despite the recent relegation of the Sky Blues. If signed by us he would most definitely be one for the future rather than one for the now.
So what do you make of it all? Would be willing to take Gameiro, again?