Newcastle Now Linked With French Winger/Striker

There was some news that we missed yesterday,  that Newcastle are being linked with Bordeaux’s 26 year-old highly-rated winger Yoan Gouffran, after the former club of Gabby Obertan said they will now listen to offers for the 26 year-old.

Yoan Gouffran – 26 year-old Bordeaux winger/striker

The player was born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France and is of Guadeloupean descent,  and joined Bordeaux from Caen back in 2008.

Since then the 26-year-old has played 121 times for Bourdeax with 23 goals, and last season he was impressive with 14 goals in 31 appearances for the French club.

But we’re not too sure how true this report is , with Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland (of course) also said to be interested.

Yoan is a very decent player, and Arsene Wenger is said to have been keen on signing the winger/striker four years ago when he was part of Caen’s promotion drive to the French first division.

But instead he signed for Bordeaux, who at the time were managed by Laurent Blanc,  and a team to be reckoned with in the league, under the astute management of Blanc.

Yohan’s contract at Bordeaux runs out next summer, so he could come at a knock-down price, which is probably why Newcastle may be taking a look at the player.

It seems that Bordeaux would rather sell him this summer, then lose him as a free agent next summer, and that makes sense.

However, Newcastle have lots of wingers in Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Romain Amalfitano and Shane Ferguson, but we do need somebody up front as an out and out striker, so maybe he could play a role for Newcastle there.

But we’d still be surprised if Newcastle sign this player.

What do you think?

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21 comments so far

  • roadfighter

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1


  • Grafton83

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Useful player, very fast


    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    We were linked like a year ago with this guy? Not heard of him like but rumours are rumours..

    Cracking comment on Carroll,

    They should send Carroll to Norwich, not to play but to watch Holt, at least he might get an idea of what a target man should be doing in stead of standing around on the half way line.

  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #4

    Well he was good but has lost his way a bit.

  • roadfighter

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t know too much about him but sounds like the sort of attributes we need in terms of a quick striker/winger. The only question if this is true is, how much?

  • Grafton83

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Better than Obertan anyway, if he’s in the last year of his contract and the club want to sell him are we talking 4-5m? That’s our normal prive ramge for most transfers.

  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    4 mill would be about right, can’t be many French players left to be linked with

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Good player this lad bit of a late developer like!
    AC has no right to demand to only play in a team in europe he should just be happy to play first team, especially as he done fcuk all to get us or the bindippers there in the first place!
    Oh and after browsing all the comments last night i can safely say KETSBIA9 you are a WUM, a troll an outright tw@ your worse than indianmagpie,planb, billbobted all these muppets put together! Never have i seen one blogger post so much disgusting negative bullsh1t about our own players i dont give a fcuk who they are as long they wear tge black n white tgey deserve our support, you kets deserve to be a sunderland fan

  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Team tonight should be something like, harps, simo, tav, Colo, raylor, Jonas, tiote, abeid, Marv, Cisse and Sammy. Not sure if Ben arfa and BA will feature, but cab will

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Obertan #2?

  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Looks like kets has stirred things up again. No one had a bad game last night, vuckic struggled but he wasn’t playing deep enough. If Obertan just takes players on now and then I think he could win over some of his doubters

  • JDdubai

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    “Newcastle have lots of wingers” – out of that list on HBA has proven he is good enough to play on the wing, Amalfitano isnt a winger,
    Obertan not good enough, or hasnt proved himself to be relied on yet
    Jonas needs to be a DM now, not quick enough, not enough assists or goals to play wing anymore
    Marveaux – hasnt proved he can handle more than 7 games so shouldnt go into a season and rely on him to play the whole season as its just as likely he will be injured by October and then we have no-one.
    Sammy – Not proven
    Fergie – hardly played.

    So while you can say we have a lot of wingers, none of them have proven to be good enough for what we need as of yet, so we should be looking for someone to play here who has a proven track record.

    “We need another CF” – disagree with this possibly, depends on what formation we play. If we stick to the 4-2-3-1 that looked so good then Im not sure we need a top international forward as they would be 3rd choice behind Ba and Cisse. Maybe a young, pacy striker who can also offer something from wide would be a better fit.

    Thats why I dont see why we are offering so much for Carroll. To pay 13-17 million for a 3rd choice striker is insane, for that money you want someone who will be 1st choice in their position surely, not a backup.

  • dids

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Straight swop for overrangotan simple as

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #14

    Ive seen this guy play. He’s very good and very committed in attack. Another positive is u never know when he’s going to shoot. Bit like Cisse

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #15

    As Ed points out we have plenty of players who can play that position, but we do lack another option up front who can play wide.

    But I think we should go for a U21; someone who can play a part when called upon, but won’t start many games this season.

  • roadfighter

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    JDdubai, interesting points there. If Marveux could stay injury free he has massive potential and will in effect be like a new signing..

  • roadfighter

    Jul 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Also, Junior is no longer available according to reports. Although there were questions around salary demands…

  • numba9

    Jul 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #18

    looks more a striker than a winger might be a good squad man lets do a swap with obertan

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Sign him up! Don’t know much about him, but can’t really go wrong with that goal ratio and small price. If it doesn’t work out we can always sell him for profit as he’s still young and talented. He’s also French and we know how much our club likes them Frenchies 🙂

  • gazzaforever

    Jul 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Gouffran = Obertan

  • gazzaforever

    Jul 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Blog killer as always lol


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