There’s an article in L’Equipe today and here it is – and if you use Chrome browser it will automatically translate the page to English for you, or alternatively you can use Google translate to get the English from many articles in different languages on the Internet.
Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle still in negotiations for the player
Here is what it says on the French web-site:
In our columns last Wednesday, the interest of Newcastle in Bafé Gomis intensifies. Alan Pardew, the manager of the English club confirmed the news to the Newcastle Chronicle by saying “The President of Lyon explained that we were in contact with the player and it is a reality. This is a player who could be invaluable. We follow him.”
According to the local newspaper, the 27 year-old French international striker has pressed the Magpies to recruit, especially as Papiss Cisse is leaving. Gomis is out of contract in a year, so it could bring in more than €10M to Lyon.
So there doesn’t seem to be much new news there, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle would pay out €10M (£8.5M) for the striker, who has just one year left on his five-year deal at Lyon, after signing from St Etienne in the summer of 2009 for €13M (£11M).
The good news is that Gomis has reportedly told his advisers that he wants to sign for Newcastle, as mentioned above, but we have to wonder whether Newcastle can agree a fee with the French club for the striker, and that never seems to be easy for Newcastle these days.
Alan Pardew has hoped there will be a new player through the door before he returns to Newcastle with the squad next Wednesday – we certainly hope so.
What do you think?
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