The Sunday Sun is today reporting that Newcastle face a challenge from Inter-Milan, for St Etienne French striker Bafetimba Gomis.
Bafe Gomis – Jose Mourinho now interested in French striker
As we reported last week, Newcastle are willing to pay Â£10M for the French striker, who has been called the new Didier Drogba.
Mourinho would like to take Drogba himself to the San Siro, but Gomis would be a lot cheaper, and he is much younger than Didier, since he turns just 23 years old in early August.
But what we’ve seen of Gomis for France in Euro 2008, he has hardly impressed, and certainly on his two showings, he doesn’t even look worth the Â£10M we have reportedly already bid.
But these European games, going on right now, can be misleading, and what you want is a player who performs week in and week out for the club.
And it’s not necessarily those that shine in 3-4 games on the European stage, that are the players to sign.
Remember that Milan Baros looked great four years ago, but has hardly looked a decent player since then.
But if Inter-Milan are really after Gomis, we will certainly have a difficult job persuading him to come to Tyneside.