We had an article out last Saturday wondering if Newcastle had increased their offer for Lorient’s Kevin Gameiro.
Kevin Gameiro – top striker target
And the news today is that Newcastle have indeed gone back in with an improved offer, which is said to be £10M for the French International striker.
The news is in the Daily Mail, and of course one sticking point is that the player would prefer a move to Spain, and apparently Valencia is now his preferred club, but it seems Newcastle are trying to get some big bids in quickly to price out the Spanish club.
While Kevin would prefer to move to Spain the news late last week was that he was also prepared to listen to other offers, and Newcastle will be hoping he will listen to theirs, but it’s clear he is a number one target for the club.
The Senlis born player has had a terrific season for Lorient and in 40 games has scored 23 goals, and in his club career he has scored 72 goals in 185 total appearances for Strasbourg and Lorient.
He currently has made three appearances for the full French side, and seems to be able to put the ball into the net from almost anywhere around the box, and the 24 year-old has scored some spectacular goals this season.
He would be a terrific signing for the club – if we can get him – and some good news today is that Spurs seem to have cooled their interest in the 5’8″ striker.
Let’s know what you think about this.