Newcastle Now Odds On To Sign Bafetimbi Gomis


Joe Kinnear must know that Newcastle fans are waiting for him to bring home the bacon so to speak, and bring in two of these three strikers  – Bafetimbi Gomis form Lyon, who seems to be available at a cut price fee (maybe £4M), Loic Remy of QPR, who is available for £8M or less, and Darren Bent of Aston Villa, who available for something less than £6M and has said on Tuesday that he is close to making a move away from Villa.

bafetimbi gomis on ground

Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle 4/6 odds on to sign Lyon striker
That means we could possibly get all three strikers on Tyneside for around £17M – which would be very good business for the club.

The 6′ tall Gomis has scored 45 goals in 93 appearances for Lyon over the last two seasons, and he would seem an excellent acquisition for the club,  since Lyon want to unload him this summer, before he becomes a free agent next summer.

And Newcastle have been linked with him very closely over the last two weeks or so, and SkyBet now have Newcastle listed at 4/6 odds on to sign the 27 year-old striker, if only we can get him to Tyneside.

It’s always useful to look at the betting involved, just to see what real money is being placed on any outcome, although SkyBet have been wrong before – like when Alan Pardew was 1/5 on to get the sack after Reading beat us 2-1 in January. 🙁

And that put us in deep trouble with relegation and in the end we just stayed up.

From what Alan Pardew was saying yesterday, Newcastle are close to a deal or even a couple of deals, but the wait is a bit agonizing for fans, as Newcastle seem to be moving at a snail’s pace in this summer’s transfer market.

We have to hope we get Gomis or Remy or both of them signed very soon, and we have already indicated that with at least a couple of good strikers brought in this summer, and we manage to keep Papiss Cisse at Newcastle, we will have a very good squad and should do well next season.

But we need the signings made – and sooner rather than later.

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81 comments so far

  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    inb4thismeansnothing

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    GET HIM TIED UP JOE FOKIN KUNTNEAR

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  • Spoof

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    We still haven’t made an offer yet, and as we always offer less than the minimum asking price when we do it will be another case of “failing to get them over the line”.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed
    Please please don’t use idioms when JFK is concerned he might take them literally and we’ll end with
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Bacon

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Smoke and mirrors. None of this is actually happening. We are talking about nowt. On a brighter note, it will be along time before our sun burns out.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #6

    we should get dis lad to YASSINE BENZIA

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Gomis isn’t great. Slight upgrade on shola

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    nice desktop pic of cllo throttling kid

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    xx sum ting wong xx

    not slight but big upgarde…. scored more goals dan shola dreamt of scoreng

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    JT
    In that pic colo looks like he’s about to pop the kids head clean off!!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #11

    xx sum ting wong xx

    an by the way u sound like jeff

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #12

    yes its a snorter

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  • ~Joke-innear~

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    inb4JFkcallshimBambiGomez

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #14

    John Tudor

    send me da pic mate

    looks like colo gona kiss him

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #15

    i think when he got up he must have thought shit thats a big mistake

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  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #16

    We have been fed this sort of guff for weeks now.
    Remember last year when we were blogging up to midnight on the last day of transfer? What happened? Exactly
    By now, most of us have adopted a ‘believe it when it actually happens’ attitude.

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #17

    I keep being told I’m like Jeff. He’s a numpty so what does that say about me? 🙁

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #18

    awww ED u need to change the banner of the blog plz replace pardew with jfk… coz his the sir now

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #19

    @NUFC_Stats: SHOLA Ameobi says there’s still life in his Newcastle United career yet – after making a flying start to pre-season #nufc

    @NUFC_Stats: Shola: “If I’m wanted at Newcastle, I’ll play at Newcastle. If I’m not, I’ll go elsewhere.” #nufc

    @NUFC_Stats: Shola: “If I’m wanted at Newcastle, I’ll play at Newcastle. If I’m not, I’ll go elsewhere.” #nufc

    @LeazesTerrace: “Gosling’s move could have implications. Pardew suggested it would free up money for signings.”

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  • gus3232

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #21

    oh no shola on the chronicle saying he hopes to continue nice vein of form,looks like he be leading the line next season haha,new 20 goal a season shola

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #22

    numpty aswell 😛

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #23

    tnxx john hope it fits ma desktop without blurs 😛

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  • Toon73

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Wow.

    Think of the quality signings we can make with all the money from offloading Gosling ! 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #25

    Lol
    @nufcfans: “@DanStanley25: Do you think the Church of England will be our new sponsor @nufcfans?? http://t.co/LJhmzbhI0H” #NUFC

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  • toon kk

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #26

    JK is holding back on transfers for two reasons, hopefully selling one of our best players to pay for deals or/and every day MA holds onto his cash his interest is growing. After all its just a business to him.

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  • Toon73

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #27

    Shola and Sammy up front in a 4-4-2

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Toon73
    Pardew could sign up to a phone contract so he can ring JFK and tell him to get a bloody move on!!!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #29

    This isn’t Championship Manager lads. It isn’t always just a case of putting in a cash bid and waiting for a response. In many cases it’s actually weeks of negotiating with the various parties. We are talking to the so that is good, hopefully an official bid will be made soon though!

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #30

    it will jam you need to open it with picture viewer

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #31

    Thanks jamsha

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  • Toon73

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Wot wong, Sum Ting?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #33

    when i see it i imagine his little legs dangling about

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #34

    bad news not getting rid of gosling

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  • Toon73

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #35

    whoa hang on TADS, how can you expect JK to get any business done this time of the day with all the pies and pasties on offer at the bakery?? His phone goes straight to message bank anyway, wonders why no one returns his calls.. 😐

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #36

    Someone tell Shola he’s not wanted

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  • toon kk

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #37

    TDS…
    morning- how many players do you think we need to Improve our squad?

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #38

    @34

    He will probably go out on loan now

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Looks to me like Shola is doing his usual trick of putting in all the effort in pre-season Secure his new contract then it’ll be back to the Strolla we all know and love!

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  • Toon73

    Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #40

    Shola is “just like a new signing” no chance he is going. He’s a “20 goal a career purple”

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