Newcastle United are being linked today with Bordeaux forward Yoan Gouffran, who can play on the wing or as an out-and-out striker, and he has played 22 times for the France U21 side, but has never been capped at the full International level.
Yoan Gouffran – Newcastle interested?
Yoan stands 5’10″ tall and has something we don’t have much of in the Newcastle side at the moment - speed – and he can put the ball home with either foot. He’s 26 and one of the strange things about the player is that he’s allergic to grass – of all things.
And with the shocking news earlier in the week that Newcastle may be after David Ngog of Bolton, certainly Gouffran would offer much more than the former Liverpool striker, who’s always found it difficult to score goals.
In the last couple of seasons Gouffran has shown some decent goal-scoring form art Bordeaux, and in 63 appearances for the French club in that period, he has 26 goals including 12 goals in his 26 appearances this season.
Gouffran began his career with Caen before joining Bordeaux in 2008, and he has done well at Bordeaux, and by our records he’s played around 178 times with 40 goals for Bordeaux.
It would be good to get somebody in who has both speed and movement, something that Loic Remy had – but of course we missed out on him. (Note to myself – stop talking about this guy).
Gouffran could be a decent signing for Newcastle in January, and then we could go after a top striker in the summer, when more will be available.
What do you think?
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