There is news today that Newcastle United are still interested in St Etienne striker Bafe Gomis.
Bafetimbi Gomis – young French striker
The reports have suggest that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is ready to offer up to Â£12M for the youngster, who has been likened to Chelsea star Didier Drogba.
But that seems a lot of money for an almost unknown player. But if he is anything like Drogba he may be worth it. We certainly need some player who can stick the ball in the back of the net with some consistency.
French sources say Spain’s Sevilla, along with West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers, have also made Saint-Etienne aware of their interest in Gomis in the last month.
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.
Here is Gomis’ current 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
It’s difficult to say whether this boy would be a good buy or not. Certainly he’s young enough. What do you think?