Some interesting news in the Birmingham Mail today, that Darren Bent remains a target of Newcastle when Joe Kinnear returns to work in his new Newcastle office tomorrow, but they are reporting that we are after a French forward, who is unnamed.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – Marseilles 27 year-old striker
The Birmingham Mail is reporting that Newcastle are after a mystery French forward, and that Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear will meet tomorrow, we suppose to decide on which player to bid for.
Loic Remy is also a target of Newcastle’s and may be the mystery French forward, although we have also been linked with is Marseille’s Andre-Pierre Gignac, but he wasn’t too happy to come to Newcastle, and wanted to move to a bigger club – so we should probably forget about the 27 year-old French International striker (16 caps, 4 goals) – he seems a snob.
But if the news today that Aston Villa will play hard-ball over their fee for Bent, and they will keep it as high as £6M, we don’t think Newcastle will bother, and we will turn to cheaper alternatives (what – again?).
Newcastle fans seem to favor having both Bent and Remy at the club for next season.
We’d be happy enough to have both Bent and Remy at the club this summer, but we have to get a top striker like Remy though the door, and not just Bent on his own.
We’ve also been linked with Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis this summer, and the 27 year-old French International is in the last year of his contract at Lyon, and his club want to sell him this summer, so they don’t lose him for nothing next summer.
So the question now is who is this French forward we are after – and who else could it be other than Remy, Gignac or Gomis?
What do you think?
BTW – a fantastic stage win by Chris Froome today in the mountains, and he’s now over four minutes ahead in the overall standings.
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