The Daily Mirror today is reporting that Kevin Keegan is ready to swoop for St Etienne striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Bafetimbi Gomis – 6’0″ Senegalese striker wanted by Newcastle?
Gomis is French of Senegalese descent and a striker who stands just over 6â€™0â€ tall and has played 55 times for St Etienne and scored 12 goals.
The transfer fee quoted is Â£12M, but we have no verification of that. That seems awfully high for a player who has only represented France at the Under-17 level just once, which is the limit of his International experience.
The report says that Kevin will fly to France this weekend to look at Gomis on Sunday. St Etienne have already turned down a Â£7M offer from Bolton.
Here is Gomis’ playing record in France:
Years Club App Goals 2003-2005 Saint-Ã‰tienne 17 2 2005 Troyes AC 13 6 2005-present Saint-Ã‰tienne 55 12 2001-2002 France U-17 1 0
Â£12M for this player seems way over the top, so we trust that will not be the price. It’s hard to say whether this would be a good buy or not. Certainly he’s young enough but his goal scoring record in France isn’t that great.
What do you think?