Ligue 1 news

Gervinho to announce future decision

May 27, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Lille attacker Gervinho has already decided where his future lies but will not make an announcement until next month.

Gervinho will announce his decision next month
GettyImagesGervinho will announce his decision next month

Gervinho has had an excellent campaign for the French side and his displays propelled Lille to their first Ligue 1 title since 1954.

Major European clubs such as Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina have all been linked with a move for the Ivory Coast international and he says he is looking forward to playing in the Champions League next year.

"After the last match with Lille and a game with Ivory Coast, I will go on holiday. I have already made my choice. Either I will leave or not, everyone will know it later. It is a personal choice," Gervinho told L'Equipe.

"The coach wants me to stay. The club will play in the Champions League and he wants to play it with me. I want to play it too, if I have such an opportunity."

However, the 24-year-old claims that while he is keen to play in Europe's elite club competition, it may not necessarily be with Lille.

He added: "I can play it [the Champions League] at Lille or somewhere else, that is no problem. We have had several talks and we know what we told ourselves. There are still a few days to talk before holidays."