There is a very short report in the Daily Mail today that Sunderland are interested in £12M rated French striker Kevin Gameiro.
Kevin Gameiro – French striker in big demand
Newcastle have already had a reported £8M bid refused by his French club Lorient, and London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham are also now said to be interested in the the 5’8″ striker.
Both Newcastle and Sunderland will be after strikers in the summer, to replace the England strikers who left in January for big money – Darren Bent and Andy Carroll.
But the Daily Mail is conveniently omitting the news of a week or two ago that the 3 times capped French International wants to play his football in Spain.
Kevin has had a terrific season for Lorient, and in 36 games has notched 21 goals, and when we’ve watched him he’s looked a class act, who seems to be able to score from almost anywhere.
But we’d be very surprised if Gameiro ends up in the North East this summer, when much bigger clubs, who can offer him Champions League football, are after him.