It may be that Newcastle are pursuing German striker Mario Gómez, who they were reportedly interested in during the summer, and not St Etienne striker Bafe Gomis, who they were also interested in, as Newcastle manager dropped a massive hint today.
Mario Gomez – 23 year-old 6’3″ German striker
There has been a lot of speculation that we are after St Etienne Bafe Gomis, but Joe gave a big hint this morning when he denied any interest in Bafe saying:
“Right name, wrong club.”
So that could well mean we are after VfB Stuttgart striker Mario Gómez, who is yet is another player previously watched by the Dennis Wise team, although he was disappointing the European Championships for Germany last summer, but is certainly a big strong lad who should do well in the Premier League, but we wonder how much he’d cost?
Mario Gómez García was born in July 1985 in Riedlingen, Germany and is of German-Spanish descent – his father is a Spaniard from Granada and his mother is German.
Mario Gómez was raised in Unlingen, an Upper Swabian village and elected to play for Germany rather than Spain and played 6 times for the German Under-21 side before being promoted to the full Germany squad.
He made his debut for the full national side last year, and Gomez has now played 20 times for Germany with 6 goals.
Since 2003 he has played 105 times for Stuttgart with an impressive 46 goals, and in 2007 he was named German Footballer of the Year.
What do you think?