The Newcastle Journal is reporting today what is essentially good news on the drawn out saga to sign Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Bafetimbi Gomis – please sign this player
The Journal says that indeed a Newcastle bid is one of three bids received so far by Lyon for Gomis, and Newcastle are still waiting for a response to the bid.
Newcastle isreported to be the only Premier League club to have lodged a bid, although reports in France suggest that other Premier League clubs are also trying to sign Gomis.
Joe Kinnear has been working very closely with Graham Carr, Newcastle’s Chief Scout, as he tries to his arms around his new position as Director of Football at Newcastle.
Carr is known to have many contacts in France, and two non Premier league clubs could be in for Gomis, and they are Marseilles and reported interest from a club in Turkey – probably Galatasaray or Fenerbahce.
So not for the first time in the last three and a haf years, Graham Carr is playing a vital part in the drive to get a good player to Newcastle.
And the Journal are reporting that an adviser for Gomis is on his way to England to try to negotiate a deal – and we assume those negotiations will be with Newcastle.
You wouldn’t have thought that recruiting a player would be so difficult, but Newcastle proved last summer in their pursuit of Mathieu Debuchy of Lille, that it can be extremely difficult, at least for the Tyneside club, to get a top target through the door.
We hope the duo of Carr and Kinnear can get the job done for Gomis, and Newcastle should understand they will need to pay out decent money for a top player at times, and that seems to be the case with Bafetimbi Gomis.
We cannot get fantastic deals on players every single time.
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