Report: Arsenal flop Gervinho linked with mega move to UAE side Al Jazira

Clyne Tackles Gervinho

The Ivorian could join up with Montenegro international Mirko Vucinic.

When Arsenal flogged Ivory Coast international Gervinho in 2013 we doubt a tear was shed in North London, at least not those who support Arsenal anyway.

His comic hairstyle had mirrored his footballing performances for long enough. His bumbling running style, inability to score and the general frustration he caused culminated with that miss against Bradford City which seemed to spell the end of his Arsenal career.

When signed from Lille, for what was reported by the BBC to be for a fee in the region of £10.8 million, he was one of Ligue 1's most exciting prospects.

But it never panned out that way. After two disappointing campaigns with the Gunners many had forgotten his previous promise.

His former boss at Lille Rudi Garcia took him to Roma where he was a resounding hit. In his first campaign at the club he was one of Serie A's star performers and he continued that form into this season.

However, his form has dramatically dipped in 2015 and it is now believed Roma could sell the player - with an unlikely destination being mooted.

It is reported by Vavel, among many others, that United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira are gearing up a move for the player. They are said to be willing to pay up to €15 million for the Arsenal flop this summer. The club are currently managed by Belgian legend Eric Gerets and have former Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic and one-time Argentine wonderkid Manuel Lanzini on their books.

It would certainly be an interesting move from the player but after his recent form Roma are likely to snap up that sort of money for the player, who could make enough money for retirement in Dubai.

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