We had reported last Saturday that Newcastle were interested in Bordeuax striker Yoan Gouffran, but there are reports in France today, that Newcastle’s cheeky bid for the striker has been rejected.
Yoan Gouffran – measly €750K bid turned down – Bordeaux want €1M
Reports in France say that Newcastle’s bid of around €750K bid for the 26 year-old striker had been turned down flatly by Bordeaux – and there’s nothing like bidding big money to replace Demba Ba – is there?
But the bid tells us that Newcastle may not be able to get a decent striker over the line before the transfer window ends in 11 days time – and certainly the loss of Loic Remy to QPR is proving to be a big blow.
But the French reports say that Bordeaux want just €1M for their striker - about £820K – so just just how good a striker can this player be for that money – after we bid around €10M for Loic Remy?
What was that about Newcastle bring cheapskates?
So even if Yoan comes in he’s likely to be only a stop gap striker for the club, until the summer arrives when more top players should be available.
That’s what happens when you lose your top striker in early January, and then manage to get outbid for your top target a week later by a small club in London – and Newcastle may find it difficult to get somebody decent through the door before February rolls around – but why not go after Geordie boy Danny Graham?
Is he too expensive?
Gouffran joined Bordeaux from Caen in 2008 and has played 22 times for the French U21 side - and has some pace and skill either on the wing or as a striker.
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