Newcastle have had a €750K offer for Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran turned down, but with the French side indicating they would be willing to sell the player for around €1M – a deal is very likely – and that’s especially true when you think Yoan will become a free agent in June – and he could leave Bordeaux for nothing.
Yoan Gouffran – could soon become a Newcastle player
There are reports in France (where else?) that Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has said he would likely accept an increased offer of €1.2M.
Yoan can hit the back of the net – and he has 12 goals in 27 matches for Bordeuac this season and last season he hit 14 goals in 37 appearances, and with his speed he would be a decent acquisition for the Magpies.
At the moment we have only Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse as recognized strikers, so it would seem worth while to pay around €250K more to get this lad on Tyneside – and he could also be available for our next game at Aston Villa next Wednesday – which is another relegation 6 pointer.
We hope Newcastle can move quickly to get the 26 year-old former France U21 striker, because we definitely need more players this month who can score goals.
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