There’s news coming through that Newcastle are expected to complete the signing of 26 year-old Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran tomorrow, with the player himself breaking the news.
Yoan Gouffran – on his way to take medical at Newcastle
The 26-year-old has announced on his official Twitter account, that he will be joining Newcastle, and it’s thought the deal is around €1.5M – which is £1.2M – and it’s a great price for the Magpies, because Yoan’s contract runs out in June at Bordeaux.
Gouffran was gracious in his thanks to Bordeaux and is excited to be joining such a famous club as Newcastle:
“Big thanks to everyone who has supported me through the good times and bad times. I thank the leadership of the club and the staff for helping me grow.”
“I need a new challenge and therefore I hope that you respect my choice. I will follow all the results of the Girondins (Bordeaux).” “Tomorrow I will be a new player of Newcastle and I am proud. Thanks to everyone….kisses.”
We have to think that tomorrow will be an unveiling of players who have signed for the club – we reckon that’s four by the latest count – and it will give the squad and the manager – and of course the fans - a huge boost going into the last 15 games of the season – but we have to pick up the points starting next Tuesday night at Villa Park – and hopefully climb up that league table.
Today’s been a good day for Newcastle United – and that’s an understatement.
Howay the Lads!!
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