Cardiff should sign Parma star and former Arsenal forward Gervinho to aid survival hopes

Cardiff should definitely be in the market for a striker in the January transfer window, and should make a move for the former Arsenal star Gervinho to add depth and freshness to their attack.

What’s the word, then?

The Bluebirds have scored just 15 goals in 16 Premier League games this season throughout the entire team, and whilst they are scraping together some important wins by slender margins of late, their methods do not seem sustainable enough to keep them up.

Their defence appears to be solid enough, but going forward, their is no-one in Neil Warnock’s side who you would look at and think they’ll score goals consistently. Junior Hoilett and Josh Murphy cause opposition defences a bit of trouble with their pace, and can sometimes find the back of the net on the rare occasion.

Callum Paterson, originally signed as a right-back for the Welsh side, is the club’s top scorer with four Premier League goals from an unfamiliar role as an attacker, which if anything suggests that the club are crying out for a natural goalscorer.

Who could they get in and why?

Former Arsenal man Gervinho is currently having a mini-resurgence with Italian side Parma Calcio 1913, scoring five goals in just nine Serie A starts for the club whilst causing problems with his eye-catching dribbling skills and clinical finishing.

At 31-years-old, the Ivorian isn’t a long-term solution to Cardiff’s goalscoring woes, but he would be an excellent stop-gap for Warnock’s Welsh side and could well be the difference between survival or relegation.

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Gervinho has resurrected his career in Italy after Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune agreed to release him from his contract, and may fancy another shot at England’s top-flight after departing the Gunners as a figure of fun in many ways; if he is eager to prove his doubters wrong, then Wales could beckon for the former Roma man.

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