Gera: Rumours were easy to ignore

Gera is in the last year of his contract at Craven Cottage and had

been linked with a move away from Fulham before Tuesday’s deadline.

Liverpool, managed by former Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson, Sunderland

and Werder Bremen had all been linked with bids for the

31-year-old. And, following the Hungarian’s brace against Port Vale

in the Carling Cup last week, Champions League qualifiers Auxerre

were also tipped to make an offer. However, the window closed with

Gera still at Fulham and the former West Brom man never gave his

future serious thought. “I’ve heard about the transfer gossip about

me and I wasn’t surprised at all that my ‘possible departure’

became a topic,” Gera told Pepsifoci. “But, as usual, I don’t care

at all about these articles. “There were, and there will be,

rumours like this in the future too, but I just want to concentrate

on football and I want to prepare for the next game.”