Gervinho Back In France After Arsenal Deal Hit By Late Problem
Arsenal’s bid to sign Lille forward Gervinho has hit a late hitch and will be delayed by at least a week due to VISA problems.
The Independent reports that the Ivory Coast international failed to secure a VISA as his paperwork was not in order, and is now back in France. The 24-year-old passed his medical last week but due to this last minute snag Arsene Wenger was unable to secure the deal in time for Gervinho to travel with his new team-mates for the Gunners Asian tour.
Wenger wanted to use the trip as a way for Gervinho to get to know his new team mates and get settled in the squad. It’s thought the paperwork issue is not serious enough to jeopardise the deal but it will take around a week to secure the VISA needed to finalise the transfer.
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