Newcastle United have completed the third signing of the January transfer window when they announced last night the signing of 26 year-old striker Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux.
Yoan Gouffran – signed from Bordeaux
Yoan will give Newcastle what we haven’t got much of – speed up front -and he is a welcome addition to the Newcastle squad, and this lad is a very decent goalscorer.
The 26-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal and the fee is estimated at around £1.2M, and the Frenchman will wear the number 11 shirt – the great Bobby Mitchell’s old number.
Gouffran’s contract was up this June at Bordeaux, which is why Newcastle got a really good deal for the former French U21 International, who began his career at Caen before signing for Bordeaux in the summer of 2008.
“I am really proud to have joined this fantastic club.” “Throughout the last few years I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Bordeaux but all good things must come to an end and it was time for a new challenge.”
“And the challenge of playing for one of the most famous teams in England, with all of its history and its famous support, is very exciting.”
Yoan is really delighted to be at Newcastle and that’s always great to see, for any new player who joins the club.
This is what manager Alan Pardew said about his new signing:
“Yoan comes to the Club with a great pedigree and, like the other signings we have made this month, is a player who will add considerable strength to our squad.”
“I liked the look of him when we played Bordeaux at St. James’ Park earlier this season; pacy, direct and intelligent and those are qualities I like in a footballer.”
“I am sure he will quickly adapt to the rigours and intensity of the Premier League and play an important role for us for the remainder of the season.”
If you cannot remember who Yoan was when w eplayed Bordeaux, he is the one who was far too fast for our defense.
It’s simply great to have Yoan Gouffran at Newcastle.
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