News in the local papers today that Joe Kinnear has put in an official bid for Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, with the news that Marseilles have also become interested in the 27 year-old French International striker.
Loic Remy – approach will be made this week
And Newcastle are not stopping there. with news today the club will open talks with Queens Park Rangers and Loic Remy’s representatives this week.
Oscar Cardozo is another striker available, but at 30 he is a bit old, but the main reason we don’t think the Benfica striker will be a Newcastle target is that his price tag is too high at £13M, and that’s a lot of money to pay out for a 30 year-old.
There could be reasons we are not privy to, but we don’t understand why Newcastle have waited so long to go after Remy, who is supposed to be willing to finally join up with Newcastle, if recent news reports are to be believed.
But we’ll only believe it this time after he is signed, sealed and delivered at Newcastle, after he pulled out of the Newcastle deal at the very last minute in January and joined QPR for the big money instead.
But here’s a nice thought – if we can get both Bafetimbi Gomis and Loic Remy at Newcastle soon, things will start to look up on Tyneside.
And then we will somehow have to work through the deadlock with Papiss Cisse and Wonga, although it doesn’t look like Cisse will be staying at Newcastle now, at least according to the local papers.
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