After Newcastle failed to bring in their number one top target Loic Remy from Marseilles earlier this week, there is news today that Newcastle are now after French striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Bafetimbi Gomis – Lyon 27 year-old striker
The Telegraph is reporting that Alan Pardew and the Toon Board have decided to go after the Lyon striker, who is often called Baby Drogba because his playing style resembles that of the great Didier Drogba, and the price should be what they agreed with Marseilles for Remy – about €10M or around £8.2M
Newcastle were linked with this player way back in the summer of 2008, and news reports at the time said they had lodged a €10M bid for the lad when he was still at Saint Etienne, and there were also reports we were interested in the striker last month.
So like Loic Remy – Gomis has been a long term target of Newcastle’s, but the bad news is that Chelsea are also interested in acquiring the striker.
Gomis joined Lyon from Saint Etienne for €13M in the summer of 2009, and the striker has played 10 times for France with 3 goals. This is his fourth season at Lyon and in 174 appearances he has scored 69 goals for the French club, so he can certainly score the goals.
But if Newcastle are to have any success this time around, they will need to show a lot more drive and determination to capture this lad, then they showed for Loic Remy.
But there’s no doubt the 27 year-old would be a good buy for Newcastle – if we can get him through the door that is.
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