Newcastle are after some good players this summer, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Kevin Gameiro – it’s Valencia or PSG
So it’s all very well going after top players, but if Newcastle cannot get them through the door, it doesn’t amount to much.
And on a day that should see Newcastle sign their first player of the summer in 25 year-old french midfielder Yohan Cabaye, it seems that Kevin Gameiro, after many hints over the last month , that he wanted to move to Spain or even to PSG, really meant it.
Gameiro told RMC Sport after France’s 1-0 win in Poland, that he would favor a move to Spain or even Paris:
“I’ll think about my future in the coming days.” “It will be Paris or Valencia.”
“The two clubs are very good.” “I will calmly make my decision over the next days.”
“I love both clubs.” “I have always been attracted to Spain.” “We will see what will happen.”
“An agreement has yet to be made with Lorient.”
That last sentence is interesting because apparently Lorient have already accented a £10M bid from Newcastle for the player, but of course that’s only the first step in a transfer, and then the player has to agree terms and agree to move.
That never happened in Kevin’s case, even though the news is that Newcastle were always hopeful of getting the player.
It’s unlikely that Valencia or PSG will be able offer £10M, so Lorient are unlikely to get as good a deal for their star striker, than if he had indeed agreed to move to Newcastle.
The news was that the Magpies were after Gamerio or Lille’s Gervinho but not both, but it seems the Ivory Cast International is also unlikely to john Newcastle, since the players has repeatedly said he wants Champions League football next season, and maybe he means that too.
Arsenal would appear to be the favorites to sign the exciting winger, although Manchester City also meets his requirements, and there was news earlier in the week the Eastlands clubs were also interested.
You win some and you lose some.