The Daily Mirror is linking Newcastle United today with a bid for Bafetimbi Gomis.
Bafe Gomis – St Etienne striker on his way to Newcastle?
The Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle United have made a bid of Â£9M for St Etienne’s powerful striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Weâ€™ve been linked with Gomis for a while now, as well as lots of other good players. However, the Mirror says that top-level sources on Tyneside and in France claim that an offer has indeed been made by the Tyneside club.
The French club are said to be considering the offer, which seems an extremely generous one to us, and whether they will accept the bid. St Etienne are said to want Â£12M for Gomis but that fact alone is probably why Newcastle have bid so high for him initially.
We think thatâ€™s an excellent offer from the club for Gomis, if itâ€™s in fact true. Apparently Bolton were also interested, and put in a Â£7M bid, which fell short and was rejected.
But itâ€™s up to Keagan who he wants to bring in, and we can only assume that Kevin gave the go ahead to go out and get Gomis, but that shouldnâ€™t have been too difficult for him.
The Daily Mirror says the deal will be done over Kevin’s head but that’s just not true. In fact it’s hogwash. It’s just another rather weak attempt at destabilizing the club and the working relationship between Kevin and the recruitment team. Don’t you believe it.
Gomis has been likened to Didier Drogba, of Chelsea, so that can’t be too bad.
The obvious question that comes to mind here is what if we are relegated?
We assume if thatâ€™s the case, and contracts are being signed now, that there will be a get out clause for Newcastle and Gomis in the unlikely event that Newcastle.
But you know that saying about the plans of mice and men, and Murphyâ€™s law – anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
We have one last thought on all of this – letâ€™s beat Birmingham tonight.
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