Pardew Confirms Interest In Gomis – Magpies In Advanced Negotiations


It doesn’t seem like Newcastle are keeping their striker targets secret this summer, and Alan Pardew has already announced that QPR’s Loic Remy and Aston Villa’s Darren Bent are Newcastle targets,  and today he has added Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle’s wanted list.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle target

Alan Pardew has today confirmed that Newcastle are indeed in talks with French club Lyon for their top striker Bafetimbi  Gomis.

The Frenchman is of Senegalese descent and turns 28 early next month, and the Newcastle manager had this to say in the Evening Chronicle:

“The Lyon president has come out and said we are involved with Gomis – and I can confirm that, we are.”

Alan was almost forced to announce that it was true that Newcastle were in talks with Lyon, after their Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas had spilled the beans and said yesterday that both Newcastle and Aston Villa were interested.

However, with the surprise news that Villa striker Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and has signed a new lucrative four year contract through 2017 at Aston Villa – maybe that means Newcastle are in the driving seat for the 27 year-old French International.

We assume Joe Kinnear is in the lead on this deal, and the Board are keeping Alan informed, while he has the Newcastle squad at SC Braga, conducting a week’s training camp, and we play Rio Ave tomorrow night.

And the Chronicle is reporting that Gomis is keen to move to Newcastle (that’s not a surprise), and of course he would be able to settle in very quickly on Tyneside with Newcastle having such a large (and growing) French contingent of players.

Newcastle should be able o get a decent deal on Gomis too, and we were after the same striker back in 2008, when Kevin Keegan was Newcastle manager, but Gomis moved from St Etienne to Lyon in 2009 for €13M (£11M) on a five-year deal.

And with just one year left on his contract, Gomis should come as a bargain buy for Newcastle, and it could be the fee is around £5M, although £7M is the fee generally being reported.

Last season Gomis scored 20 goals in 40 appearances for Lyon and in four years at the French club he has 189 appearances with 74 goals, and he’s played 10 times for France with 3 goals.

But the good news is that it looks like the negotiations are now at an advanced stage, and Bafetimbi Gomis could be the first senior player through the door this summer on Tyneside, and he’s a very good striker. 😀

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82 comments so far

  • surrey_toon

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #1

    why do i always get the feeling if there is any good news bad news shortly follows

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #2

    repost

    Siq

    I would take him in a heartbeat given the hype surrounding him, just can’t see it happening. He’s a player I don’t know much about, sounds more like a versatile forward. If only our regime would take the odd gamble, in PL terms 6-8m isn’t an awful lot and his wages wouldn’t be massive either. I would love if we tried to get him on a similar deal to the one that got HBA on Tyneside!

    As for not getting a chance because of the guys in front of him, he still should have been ‘blooded’ at some point with the odd cameo or cup game, after all he is now in his early twenties.

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  • toonicle

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #3

    5-7Mil? Good buy for that no doubt.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Message to JFK.

    While you’re in Lyon, why not ask the question about Briand too! Pacy winger with potential that we desperately need… oh and Sinclair just to mix things up and give competition so Pardew can justify playing a wide set up.

    That’s about 20m right there for all 3 and good additions too!

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  • Crow59

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Gomis,Bent and a decent winger (Sinclair or Ince) and i will be a very happy man, providing we dont lose cabs or hba

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Krul to be Kind
    Gomis is shorter than Remy.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Saz

    I doubt by much, but a lot bulkier without doubt

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Saz – just checked… thay are same size!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #10

    More or less yes…Remy 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Gomis 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #11

    I didn’t point that out as negative just some people think Gomis is a lot taller than he is. I think Gomis would be an excellent signing for the right price.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Lads saying he is too small are probs armchair fans about 5’7′ themselves (i’m 6’4′ for the record)

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #13

    krul

    any evidence of armchair fans being several inches shorter than their ‘real’ fan counterparts?

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  • Rooster

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Get this kid signed up asap, different world from wor shola, no disrespect.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Average height in the PL is 5’9′

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  • Toon73

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Krul sounds like he’s a long streak of pelican shite. I’m 5’7 myself life is good down here.

    Gomis IN !

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Yo

    I thought we were all armchair fans, unless we have some pro’s on the blog? that last post was in jest if you read the previous!

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #18

    Toon67

    Got it in one chap!

    Pelican shite is a bit random don’t ya think? 😉

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #19

    *73

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #20

    Shola 6 ft 3 in 1.91 m
    Bent 5 ft 11 in 1.80 m
    Bony 6 ft 0 in 1.83 m
    Guidetti 6 ft 1 in 1.85 m
    Rhodes 6 ft 1 in 1.85 m
    Gameiro 5 ft 7 1?2 in 1.72 m

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #21

    Gignac 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #22

    I think we need more height and/or power to maximise set plays, we were promised it last summer and it didn’t happen, especially if we are to go 433, we need a spearhead at the very top

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Cisse 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in and Campbell 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #24

    on the last one Saz, call me old school but I’m an activist for the big man (physique, not necessarily just size) little man up top – toshack & dogleish, rush and beardo, shearer & bellamy – I really thought Suarez and Carrol would have been class together for the fools given the chance

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  • Ginger

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #25

    Gets me fuming when people call each other armchair fans. Not everyone can afford to pay, show them some respect.

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  • Toon73

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #26

    Yeah mate all in jest 🙂

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #27

    Ginger – Chill lad! it is in jest, has nothing to do with affordability – the last I checked armchair fans was an all encompassing term for those NOT playing, not necessarily on their backsides at home!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #28

    Crouch wins most aerial duels and Kiessling got most goals with his head last season.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #29

    ceouch & defoe is another one!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #30

    I must check if Championship was included.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #31

    Dunno what to think about Gomis, seems a bit of a lump to be honest. But then again even at 27 years old , like me , if you can’t raise your game in front of 53 thousand Geordies who can. Lucky guys, the lot of them, I’m sure everyone like myself would drag their balls through a mile of glass for that chance

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #32

    short legged armchair fans…………………………………..OUT
    pixies……………………………………………………………………OUT
    lanky armchair fans………………………………………………OUT
    dwarves……………………………………………………………….OUT

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #33

    It was not included so Rhodes probably had more than Kiessling. Austin as well.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #34

    Quite an interesting read about Ashley and his dealings over the years:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/is-newcastle-united-owner-mike-ashley-the-best-boss-in-the-world-8721153.html

    Accusing us of anti-Semitic chants!

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  • djm...

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #35

    Sazzer, I’ve saw all Nufc games last season, an I’m pretty confident Campbell isn’t taller than me (5 ft 4). I’m probably living in denial though haha.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #36

    I’m going now.

    Krul – Big man Little man is at least one option a team should have in my opinion.

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  • headtheball

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #37

    BandB
    Your musings keep me sane and intelligent comments on this blog are as rare as honest politicians.Were NUFC ever a big club? There were times in my youth when we were packed in so tightly it was difficult to move. The atmosphere was electric!
    So sad those days have gone.
    lesh is another poster I always enjoy.
    HWTL

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #38

    djm…
    It came from Wikipedia so can be incorrect.

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  • headtheball

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #39

    Mister Tuff
    Why do you keep outing me? That’s the second time! I enjoy your articles and if I’m outed I won’t be able to read them. Please reconsider.
    HWTL

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #40

    Ed should introduce a system so that profile pictures can be seen. I think it would make the blog not only more intimate, but you could look at the little scroat you had words with.

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