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?