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Newcastle In Double Talks For Two Strikers In France

11:13 pm, Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 52 Comments

The Shields Gazette are reporting tonight that Newcastle are in talks with Lyon for their 27 year=old striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and that seems to be in addition to having approached Marseilles for their 27 year-old striker Andre-Pierre Gignac that we reported earlier today.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle negotiating with Lyon for striker

The Sun reported yesterday that Aston Villa Villa boss Lambert is willing to pay out £7M for Bafetimbi Gomis, who Newcastle bid £10M back in the summer of 2008 when Kevin Keegan was manager, and Gomis was still at Saint Etienne.

But it seems that Newcastle are also in for Gomis as the Lyon owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed via his Twitter account that Newcastle and Villa are in talks with Gomis.

The owner was asked if both Aston Villa and Newcastle United were in talks regarding Gomis, as he said:

“Yes, it is not incorrect.”

In other words it is correct, and it’s not the first time we’ve been linked with Gomis this summer.

So it seems that Newcastle are making moves for two strikers, although we don’t know if this means that Newcastle have ended their interest in both Darren Bent of  Aston Villa and QPR’s Loic Remy.

But it does seem that Joe Kinnear is negotiating with both Marseilles and Lyon for a striker.

Lyon are short of money, and since Gomis’ five year contract runs out next year, when he will become a free agent, they would prefer to sell him this summer so they get a fee for him.

But the good news is that Newcastle definitely seem to be moving for a couple of decent strikers, and there’s a good chance that Newcastle can get a striker in over the next few days.

And if Cisse leaves over the Wonga dispute, it could be that Newcastle bring in three strikers this summer, and maybe one of them will not even be French. :D

And of course Newcastle will have money they receive for Cisse if he is sold, but we still cannot believe that all of this will end up in the Senegal captain having to leave the Tyneside  club.

We hope that doesn’t happen.

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52 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jeff // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    why do we want bambi v2

  • 2 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Vydra banged in 25 goals (thereabouts) didn’t he?

    €8M

    Deano – I stated on here late last night that I was told Bent will be signed within 24hrs.

    Never claimed to be ITK but I know a man!

  • 3 t00ntime // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Pardew said he is hoping we will have signed someone before we get back from Portugal right? So surely we should start bidding soon :S

  • 4 Tommyy // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    No way we’ll be getting all 3 strikers, therefore I reckon Gignac is a contingency for Gomis and Bent is nailed on. Not excited in the slightest regarding Bent but we need depth and if he’s coming for that reason and we also bring in Gomis, we’ll be ok up top.

    Unless of course we’re looking at all 3 due to Cisse being on the move? In which case Bent would be his replacement and Gomis and Gignac the extras? Again I’d be slightly concerned with the amount of French players… Massive potential for cliques if things don’t go our way next season, which under Pardew’s stewardship, is likely.

  • 5 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I’d take them in this order:

    1. Bent
    2. Vydra
    3. Remy
    4. Hooper
    5. Gomis
    6. Anyone but Gignac
    7. Gignac

  • 6 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    These 2 are not the players our team need.

    Our set up, current team, recent form and shabby tactics MUST prove to Ashley and JFK that these aren’t the players we need. We need a goal scorer who will also give Cisse reason to perform each week. We need someone who is tenacious and proven. We need someone that will generally frighten and intimidate the likes of Chelski, Arsenal, Manure’s defence line. We need a big signing as opposed to replacements for the departed. If we get rid of a top player (Ba, Jose, Nolan) then we must recruit someone in the same position who is just as good or better. Not just an adequate replacement!!!

    What the fuk is going on ‘man – hopefully smokes and mirrors in the same way Cisse arrived but I’m starting to believe Carr is no longer listened to and JFK and Fat mike have some sort of board game in which they smoke cigars, drink cognac and pick any CF who was born of this earth

  • 7 stan anderson // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    So these players are not what the doctor ordered then.Dont know of them myself so cant comment .Just someone mentioned the name Shola as a comparison,oh no

  • 8 Tommyy // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Looks like Remy will be off if we get Bent and Gomis/Gignac

  • 9 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    These 2 are not the players our team need.

    Our set up, current team, recent form and shabby tactics MUST prove to Ashley and JFK that these aren’t the players we need. We need a goal scorer who will also give Cisse reason to perform each week. We need someone who is tenacious and proven. We need someone that will generally frighten and intimidate the likes of Chelski, Arsenal, Manure’s defence line. We need a big signing as opposed to replacements for the departed. If we get rid of a top player (Ba, Jose, Nolan) then we must recruit someone in the same position who is just as good or better. Not just an adequate replacement!!!

    What the funk is going on ‘man – hopefully smokes and mirrors in the same way Cisse arrived but I’m starting to believe Carr is no longer listened to and JFK and Fat mike have some sort of board game in which they smoke cigars, drink cognac and pick any CF who was born of this earth

  • 10 Harley // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Bafe bafetem, bafe bafetem, bafe bafetem, bafetemi gomis!

  • 11 Tommyy // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Ideally I’d like Remy and Gomis. If only we’d pulled the finger out for Aubamayang.

  • 12 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Few days late…anybody seen this?

    PEA faster than than Usain Bolt over 30m.
    http://www.supersport.com/football/germany/news/130713/Aubameyang_faster_than_Usain_Bolt

  • 13 Harley // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Nite nite.

  • 14 The Curse Of Wonga // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    This Is The Curse Of WONGA!!!

  • 15 pizzicatochan // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Seems no one here ever think that Goofy could score goals if he’s in the middle.

  • 16 Jamiemac // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Drew you’d take Vydra over Remy?!?!?

    Vydra couldn’t cut it at udinese and has scored a few goals in championship. No way would he be as effective as Remy who’s proved he can score in prem

  • 17 Lowesy // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    When were we linked with Vydra?

  • 18 geordie157 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Ideally we’ll sign de jong. Either siem our luuk.

    I’d say two from bent, Remy, Ben yedder and Austin would be decent.

    Gomis is too much like kenwyne Jones, I would even take gignac over him.

    Can’t we get gameiro!!

  • 19 t00ntime // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    @sazzer aub had a running start. He took 3.70 seconds to run 30m with a running start, Bolt took 3,78 from a standing still start. Bolts 30 between 30-60 probably makes fun of aubs time. Tho It would of been nice to have a player here that can run 30m in 4 seconds :(

  • 20 geordie157 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Ooh and Scott Sinclair is surely a realistic target. He won’t get near the starting xi at city this season.

  • 21 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Benteke and Remy

    Zarate and De Jong

    Alderweireld.

  • 22 pizzicatochan // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Actually, help me out here. We are now negotiating with Gomis that’s right, but negotiating with Gignac is simply a guess. If we are negotiating with two French strikers, it will be Gomis and an unknown guy (better be Gameiro).

    …. why not le Fondre and Hooper?

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Some Toon fans have been conditioned to accept that some players would be acceptable in order to progress. We really need to accept that there is a level of players -whilst reasonably ok at what they do are not going to be world beaters -I’ve heard some daft suggestions:-
    Gervinho/Le Fondre/Puncheon/Sinclair to name but a few.
    I really hope we are aiming our sights higher then the above.

  • 24 croftus5678 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    gomis would be a great signing imo he’s the main striker who can replace cisse when he’s out or play along side him.

    my striking targets would be :
    gamero
    gomis
    remy
    bent
    mike ashley
    gignac

  • 25 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    pizzicatochan
    Yeah he’s forgotten all the time. He will bang in goals if we can sort our winger problem out.

    I see him as our quick alternative CF and decent LW back up in case of injuries.

  • 26 t00ntime // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Havent seen Gomis play matches but almost every goal I see he has just been a poacher like Cisse Does he score different goals often or are we going to end up with 3 poachers in cisse, bent and gomis :S

  • 27 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Tuff – spot on!

    There is still some time before the window closes and although people wish for “anyone” over the line – we shouldn’t set our sights too low and wish for anyone. We have a brilliant squad but a small squad. We need players who fight and demand to be in the 11 and not happy to play for a “big club with a big stadium and phenomenal fans” we need fighters who want to come and have a crack at terrorising the best league in the world.

  • 28 geordie157 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    any Swedish toon fans on here, just want to know if my forty manager signing Jiloan hamad of Malmo is good in real life?

  • 29 geordie157 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Footy.

  • 30 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I just have a feeling Remy will come in and demand to have things his own way.

    He’d disrupt the squad, same as Ba at the start of last season demanding to play through the middle.

    Remy could turn out to be as much bad as good.

  • 31 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Drew – I understand that and the reasons behind it – however a load of people (on here/friends/family/press) predicted the same potential turmoil with Benny!

  • 32 croftus5678 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    @25 toon

    gomis is pretty random although not too great on power in his shots.
    his goals/ assists add up to around 1 goal every 2 games and is a lot more physical than cisse but i would say slightly slower also.

  • 33 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Croftus – Gomis isn’t a bad player ill admit but he will not set the premiership alight and will not scare defence. He is big and strong but so is Shola

  • 34 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    t00ntime
    Yeah and Bolt is slow starter if I can remember correctly and probably on some banned stimulant ;P

    PEA Lewandowski Reus
    Mkihtarian

    Dortmund might even be better without Götze and Kagawa.

  • 35 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Fair point tom, although HBA wanted to come here and did his utmost to make the move happen, whereas Remy is/was the total opposite.

    Having said that… I’d still take Remy over these two lumps we have been linked with tonight.

  • 36 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj-12t4Rcgg

    I don’t understand why people are so against gignac, He isn’t a great striker and wouldn’t be my first choice but I would have him over bent. Plays direct football so would suit pardew. And out of all the players I have heard on here, he now seems a reasonable option:
    PEA gone
    Bony gone
    Gameiro as good as gone (away to seville)
    Bent too old and injury prone
    Remy may be banged up
    Vydra we haven’t been linked with (as far as I’m aware)
    Hooper would be good but looks qpr set

  • 37 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    My striking targets:

    Benteke
    Remy
    Ba
    Luiz Adriano
    Doumbia
    Luuk De Jong
    Gomis
    Bent

  • 38 croftus5678 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    remy’s quality is great and theres no doubt i’d have him here in a heartbeat but lets not forget why he went to qpr ! and now he’s even cheaper will someone else offer him big wages (over 60k) ? i personally think his character is not one to turn financial gain down and will take the biggest offer available.

  • 39 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    geordie157
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uXHckc9y0w

  • 40 argentoona // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Awful list from bomy & pea to
    Gomis andgignac lucky use en norwhich have better forwards ????

  • 41 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Kets – You missed Higuain, Hulk and Rooney off.

  • 42 luke.r // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Villa are after gomis arnt they? possibly were going in for him and then we’ll say to villa you can have gomis if you give us bent on the cheap? or that might be me being cynical. so gutted Dortmund went in for PEA he would have been perfect!

  • 43 geordie157 // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Over 9 mins of hamad, poor league but he can have obertans place in the squad!

  • 44 dan5679 // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    i have been told that bent should be signed within the next week …remy will not be joining i believe hes going to be staying at QPR

  • 45 geordie157 // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    I thought Alberto Paloschi might be worth a look, but his goal record isn’t as good as I expected.

  • 46 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Rooney could be a shock target.

  • 47 geordie157 // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Worst case for me bent and gomis, would at least give us better options than shola.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing gouffran get a chance up front though.

  • 48 geordie157 // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Who needs Rooney we have vuckic!

  • 49 beddersmag // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    2 gambles on french players is not what we need so i would take bent given hes a virtual guarantee of almost a goal every two games. Cant expect foreign players with no epl experience to hit the ground running which is vital this season.

  • 50 Sazzer // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    I think we could get these all at reasonable prices:
    Kouyate(tall and pacy defender/midfielder), Boudebouz 7 assist, Menez 7 assist(Bennys buddy), J.Rhodes (28 goals)

    It worked out well last time we bought a Blackburn striker.

  • 51 shanghai fan // Jul 19, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Haha @ Croftus signing up Mike Ashley before Gignac.

    Could play him as a target man, he would be a nice large target to lob the ball to :)

    What’s the reason for people not wanting to sign Gignac – is he a bad player?

  • 52 widowmagandapoke // Jul 19, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    What’s wrong with this equation?
    Sunderland – DOF = 10 signatures
    Newcastle + DOF = 0 signatures




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