Newcastle Hopes Fading On Bafetimbi Gomis

The Lyon Chairman and owner Jean-Michel Aulas has today said that the French club have received three offers for their French International striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – three bids in for the striker?

And that’s not good news for Newcastle, who for one reason or another seem to have dragged their feet in bidding for the 27 year-old striker, and only yesterday the owner had said while Newcastle were interested they had not received a bid from the Tyneside club.

Football clubs are successful in the transfer market by showing stealth and speed, and unfortunately Newcastle seem to have been moving at a slow pace at best this summer – and that’s being kind.

With Newcastle’s reputation for bidding low for players, we cannot believe that our bid is the best one in there, if indeed three bids have been received by Lyon.

And Aulas confirmed that Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in the forward, but there were rumors that Tottenham Hotspur had also become interested in the striker, who has played 10 times for France.

Aulas posted the message on Twitter today, when he was asked the question – had there been any interest for Gomis – this is what Aulas tweeted:

“Yes at least 3”.

We suppose that could mean clubs just expressing an interest in the striker rather than actual bids, but we just hope that Newcastle have formally put their bid in, because yesterday had told the French channel Canal +:

“There is an interest by Newcastle for Gomis – we wait from them to come to us with an offer.”

We could be wrong, but generally the longer the chase for a good striker goes on, the more clubs will become interested – and that’s what seems to have happened here.

Newcastle must move a lot more quickly in the future, and not tell the world who we are after, if we are to get our targets through the door.

There still has to be a chance we can get Gomis to Newcastle, but the longer it goes the less chance we think Newcastle will have of getting the player. 🙁

We hope we are wrong on this.

And to end on a more positive note, we’ll have Papiss Cisse at the club next season, as he has now agreed to wear the Wonga emblem on his Newcastle shirt and training gear – that’s some good news today.

So at the moment we have Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse as the two recognized strikers, with Yoan Gouffran also able to play up front, and we need two more strikers this summer.

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386 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Or it could just be a case of them lying about other clubs so we spend more.

  • Levi

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #2

    I think we’ll get him

  • Goodfella

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #3

    From last thread-

    Hahaha it was obvious he would backtrack as soon as those photos were released, I wonder where all the people who were supporting his case are now 🙂

  • toonking

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #4

    maybe that cisse story could be rigged.
    I play a lot of poker online and their is so much rigging conspiracy
    one guy even said that he had AA flopped quads but the other guy hit the royal flush but what he didn’t do was post that hand which the site I am on can be done.
    that poker forum is as bad with negativity as this forum can be.

  • DokToon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #5

    walking on a beach in combat boots is faster than JK getting soemone in, i think…


    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    “There is an interest of Newcastle for Gomis.
    We wait from them to come to us with an

    says it all.. gomis wants to join us…

  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Hope fading eh? Is this a recent thing?

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #8

    @ king

    Possibly. I just find the Cisse story very strange. He has never actually been quoted as saying he had a problem with wearing Wonga on his shirt and it was mostly through his agent that we heard of the issue.

    I still possibly think it was an elaborate scheme to get more money out of us but have maybe back tracked because this photo has surfaced ? .

  • DokToon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #9

    its “rain”ing on the nufc parade… 🙂

  • low fell mag

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Come on big Joe,lets get him in now.
    You have done the Talk the Talk,now lets do the Walk the Walk.
    The big man from the Smoke or the little pussycat.
    As Delia once said Lets be having You.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #11

    @nufcfans: #NUFC can cope easily, says Pardew. Hope it doesn’t mean no signings.

  • lukes26

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Isnt this what clubs always say? They’re not going to say there’s only one team interested.

    This is also why Darren Bent stories will keep coming up. There’s no way newcastle is interested in bent, they just want the allusion of it so that they have negotiating power themselves.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    The only other person i can imagine backtracking that quickly was Jimmy Savile’s last sexual partner.

  • tekkers2402

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Hopes fading? Nobody has bid officially from what I gather. @GFN_France claim Lyon’s president are to have a key meeting with us soon. I never believe anything anymore but we do seem to be in the driving seat.

  • Offkey

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #15

    @3 So he didn’t want to wear it because he wanted a move and now he will wear it because he gambled and pictures have come out…………ok…….its logic of some kind I guess……..

  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Dok… Happy to keep things light for everyone 🙂

  • JaxtheMag

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #17

    cisse goffy and super shola that’s it, we wont buy now,pardew wont say anymore about getting any1 over the line now.ash will of told him nomore cuming in.

  • DokToon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    has anyone looked at the fixture list on im lookin git up and down, trying to plan my days off at work, when i realize all the matches listed, v Everton, v Arsenal… i see only one club we play twice is in all lower case letters… mackems… i got a good laugh from that…

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Why read too much into this? He said 3 clubs are interested. Just because some other cr*ppy site interprets this as 3 bids, doesn’t mean we have to do the same.

    At least 3 interested clubs, we are one of them. Now we wait to see what happens.

    If he doesn’t come, either the finances weren’t right or he just got a better offer.

  • fatash

    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Big Joe can pick up the phone and talk to any manager in the world, if they want to talk to him, the same goes for me, trouble is they don’t seem to want to talk to JFK and I don’t know any managers .
    I don’t think he will get any of our targets as no one takes him seiously.
    Cisse may have a problem with Wonga and his religious beliefs but lets face it we all have problems with our beliefs, catholics have confession for that reason, so if he was gambling that is for his consience and it is not our place to comment. I won’t wear a Wonga shirt either. It is interesting the Archbishop of Canterbury has said that they will try and drive Wonga out of business.

  • brklyngeordie

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #21

    As much as i would welcome any addition to this thin squad and especially one to the strikeforce would not lose much sleep if we missed out on this lad…
    A player i would love to see us go all out for and have mentioned him years ago and would fit our buying young players is XHERDAN SHAQIRI this is exactly the type of player we need and want….
    The lad was the main culprit in Basel knocking MUFC out UCL a few seasons ago got his move to Bayern and has a tough time getting in team due to Ribery…
    Have seen him linked to LVPL and would be gutted if they got him if possible i would rather due some sort of HBA(if rumours are true that LVPL are interested) for Sterling and Borini or Spearing and cash and use it towards SHAQIRI then buy Remy and we will be very entertaining what do u think?

  • Belfast

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #22

    I do admire your faith in the current regime Tds.

    I don’t no where It comes from, but fair play to you.

  • geordie racer

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes theyve had three offers but not one has been accepted. The other two clubs are thought to be Cardiff and a French team, probably marseille.

    To be honest I don’t think we’ll ‘miss out on him’ I think we just won’t make a bid.
    Gomis is a striker, a hold up man and an outlet. Stands to reason he would be our number 9.
    In my opinion we were only looking at him due to the Cisse saga, and now that Cisse has reached an agreement with the club, we’ll more than likely back off.
    I think Remy is the player we’ve always been after since missing out on Aubemeyang, and I’m confident we will get him. He can play wide, and alongside Cisse, not instead of him.
    Bent is a possibility I think, as a back-up striker and someone to push Cisse or come in if someone is injured. That will more than likely see Cambell going on loan, and the future of Ameobi is uncertain.

  • brklyngeordie

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #24

    I know that im living in lala land and that the writing is on wall taht we will bring no one in have a few leave frustrate the hell out of Pardew leave us thin for season get smashed a few times and the morons that be will wait for him to resign. Feel like this season will be one big game of chicken between board and coaching staff.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #25


    My comment doesn’t have anything to do with faith, just common sense.

    3 interested clubs doesn’t equal 3 bids. It’s that simple.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #26

    fading – my backside
    we were never in for him, just another toon story.

    why don’t they just come clean and say we are doing no business
    we sell one of our purpleeeeeeees

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #27

    I for one kept impartial on the whole Cisse/w@nga affair as I had never seen a statement to confirm whether it was a religious or moral stance, but those people who did back him will not be going anywhere as they will be on here to share their views as always as they seem to have a lot more intelligence than you LOL.

  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Against Man City I fully expect this to be our line-up, injures permitting:


    Subs: Elliot, Saylor, Anita ,Jonas ,Marveaux Gouffran, Shola.

    It’s creeping up on us, just over 3 weeks to go!

  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #29

    spot on charlie

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #30

    A faulty pacemaker made in China is too good for Kinnear

    Dirty old cockney filth

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #31

    geordie racer,

    I think you’re spot on there. Remy in the absence of P.E.A is the closest option to let us play a potent 433 again.


    Haidara / Santon

    Anita / Tiote

    Benny / Marveaux
    Cisse / Gouffran

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32


    You’re getting as bad as Indian with your one track record.

  • Toon1978

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Getting pretty peed off now. Seem’s like Ashley is ready to shaft the supporters once again and his puppet Pardew the coward that he is is making excuses already. We need 2 bloody strikers it’s as simple as that. Sick of this club and it’s excuses. Every club has done business yet we stand still and to make matters worse we have a buffoon of a man in JK who is in charge of bringing players in and negotiating with these players. The man has no tact at all. Stop making excuse Mr Pardew and demand reinforcements you pussy. Mr Ashley, please sell up and concentrate on your tatty shops. HWTL!!!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #34

    @22 fairplay to you for your fairplayness.

  • lesh

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Reeeelaaaaaax. Joe’s on the case. Oh well that’s another one bites the dust!

  • Gazza18

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #36

    May I gain some cultural knowledge? Why do you English refer French players as “Purples”? I have absolutely no problem with it, just curious 🙂

  • Belfast

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #37

    I was meaning in general Tds.
    You seem to have a lot of faith in Ashley and co.

    Just an observation lol

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #38


    Sell up to who? Don’t be ridiculous. I don’t see many billionaire potential buyers hovering around, do you?

    If you’re sick of the club, do one.


    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #39

    We need two strikers, Gomis and Remy are available for knock down prices so what’s the hold up? Big turnover boost to the club should free up more capital than we have ever had before and yet here we wait

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Yes because Kinnear is a moron who is dragging the club down. He doesnt get critcized enough IMO

    Our failure during this window is down to him and his almighty boss

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