New Complications For Newcastle In Gomis Transfer


It seems things are getting a little bizarre in the attempt of Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas to cash in on his star striker Bafetimbi Gomis this summer, before Gomis becomes a free agent next year.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – conflicts with Lyon owner

And the hold-up in his transfer, hopefully to Newcastle, may not be because of Newcastle at all, but because the owner is asking too much for a player who will become a free agent in less than twelve months.

News in L’Equipe today that the relationship between owner and striker have deteriorated – although they were never very good to start with.

Bafetimbi Gomis and Jean-Michel Aulas  were scheduled to meet yesterday to discuss the transfer, but it seems that Gomis didn’t bother turning up.

Here is what L’Equipe has reported Aulas are saying today:

“We gave him a letter by hand but he did not come,”

Gomis and his agents are saying that Lyon are asking €10M (£8.5M) plus a €2 (£1.7M) bonus, which is far too much in their eyes.

On the other hand,  Lyon are accusing Gomis of asking for too large a signing-on bonus, so maybe the problem lies in the greed of both Lyon and the player – and Newcastle seem to be right in the middle of it.

If either of the above two claims are true it makes it much more difficult for the Magpies to sign Gomis.

There’s a circus going on with this transfer, but it could be at Lyon rather than at Newcastle.

But of course there’s always Loic Remy of QPR available, and Darren Bent of Aston Villa too, so we are assuming Newcastle are moving on parallel fronts for all three strikers.

Here’s still hoping for a good outcome on the Gomis potential deal.

Comments welcome.

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275 comments so far

  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #1

    this sounds more and more like the debuchy saga or douglas one.

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  • toonluvva

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    If it’s complex, just wait until JoKe gets involved.

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  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    what I think is happening now is that as the French has now got a billionaire owner at PSG they will be starting to demand massive amounts of money for players.

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  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    by that I mean all teams are going to be charging large amounts.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Dok

    Dempsey is too old even though he cou;ld do a job

    Remy will be to much of a risk for Ashley

    Gomis has gone awol and Lyon want way over his market value which we wont [ay.

    It looks like Bent will probably be the only major signing and that will more than likely be closer to the end of august.

    That is my assessment of the situation

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  • luke.r

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    it is never easy is it with us 🙁

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #7

    we have backed out of plenty of players over bidding wars or players wanting too much and thik we was expecting 4mil seeing as he’s out of contract soon and they want rid of him.

    i cant see this happening now tbh just more wasted transfer time for us and excuses lined up ! remy they will wait till after the decision so i’m thinking that may be too late to tie up also. and bent has refused to drop from 80k pw so thats him outa the window >..<

    just hope we can pull something outa the bag.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    complications is our middle name, thats why its a mess at sjp

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  • expatmag

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #9

    If a bidding war for Gomis occurs, we wont get involved and if his salary is too high, then we certainly wouldn’t take him.

    Same goes for Bent and Remy. Neither is worth 70K per week.

    I would rather offer Blackburn 6 million for Rhodes and pay him 30K per week. He will score goals.

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  • lesh

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #10

    We can’t even walk away easily – we need a couple of strikers in and most of the quality’s either going nowhere or too expensive – oh nearly forgot the ones we’ve watched go elsewhere.

    Joe’s doing a sterling job for us and I wonder if Ashley’s asking him to explain exactly what he’s done, doing and plans to do? If he’s not, that’s just wilful neglect!

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Im more concerned that Carlton Cole is available again….

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #12

    like others have said all i can see is maybe bent coming in thats our transfers this summer over with, then come january when were in the bottom 3 ashley will shit big time because he will be missing upto 70 million quid from sky ect ect same old stories same old excuses same old pardews crap

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  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    just gives more reason as to why we have got no hope of a very decent manager coming to Newcastle.

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #14

    I was watching the sky premier league review from the year we finished 5th last night and it made me think how many clubs have changed manager. So I did some research…

    Did you know that after Wenger, Pardew is the 2nd longest serving premiership manager? That’s absolutely crazy!

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    @11 jd

    rofl just when i was at my worst you put a smile back on my face/

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  • DokToon

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #16

    expat,

    dempsey may be 30, but i tend to think you balance youth with experience…. NUFC tends to look for the youngest players, as to not have to shell any cash out.. if thats the case, my son is 7, and a cracking striker/midfielder lol 🙂

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #17

    ahh ive figured it out joe kinnearbasher has forgot his months supply of medication thats why we havent signed anyone, can a very large emmena be added to his perscription 🙂 and shove one up ashleys arse as well and pardew 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Lesh

    Might be all part of the plan to frustrate Pardew ointo submission and then JFK will ride in on his white charger to guide us to safety after a few astute January signings

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    @16 dok

    no matter how many young talented players we have ! i think many forget how balanced we are in having the totally old/useless/slow/experianced and loyal *cries* shola to completely make our team look under avg.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Dok

    Yes, I agree he would be an asset but because there is no re-sale value, he wont be considered which makes me wonder why we are after Bent

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #21

    there is no way pardew is walking away from a 10.5 million quid contract would yous am damn sure I wouldnt and who can blame him, ashley was the nonse that give him the contract in the first place now whos an idiot ashley answers on the back of a postage stamp 🙂

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #22

    best to just try and switch your attention to other activities. Checking Newsnow every 15 minutes bracing myself for a pleasant surprise is getting tiresome. Ive actually managed to mow the lawn, wash the car and even started playing golf again, all little distractions that help.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #23

    jamesnufc86

    you could build a house and they still wouldnt have done any deals no point looking, when does the transfer window close anyone know

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  • GeordieAnt

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #24

    @13

    The fact that Lyon want too much, and the player might be being greedy goes to show why we would never get a great manager? Did you just manage to change something that has nothing to do with Pardew into something that still has nothing to do with Pardew? Lol

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    QPRs owner tweeted these a little earlier.

    Tony Fernandes ?@tonyfernandes 2h
    If a player wants to leave and he’s been fair to the club and club are treated well then I will never stop them.

    Tony Fernandes ?@tonyfernandes 2h
    Over the next few days some players you love will go because they want to and some you don’t will also go. And some new blood will come

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    I think this will be a loyalty bonus dispute between Lyon and Gomis. His club probably do not want to pay what he believes he is entitled too, Newcastle will not want to fund the loyalty bonus as this is a deal between Gomis and his club.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Dok
    Thank you!!! Said the other day I’d heard spurs were looking to move Dempsey on, would be a fantastic buy!!!
    Can play LW RW CAM even played CF a few times for Fulham, he has a fantastic range of passing, plenty of experience, great vision, brilliant positioning, can actually take a corner, strong on the ball which allows him to make some great direct driving runs and will bring 10-15 goals a season whether that be through scoring them or setting them up!

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  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #28

    joke announces a signig from hong kong and and china
    fuke cu ni wan will sign.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #29

    i bet we try and get gomis on the cheap right at the end of the window, if we dont it’ll be bent on loan with a view to a permanent deal for the season and pay half his wages 40k per week which is around what we would orrer him anyway and villa will accept it just to get half his wages paid for a year, remember how hindering xisco was on our finances.

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  • gus3232

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #30

    what the fcuk is going on,what is kinnear actually doing,he said 5 weeks ago we would have striker by the next friday,can see all our ‘targets’ goin elsewhere.

    Remy has a release clause,activate it for gods sake,not exactly breaking the bank, 6 million and pardew is a joke,he hasnt got a clue and makes it up as he goes along

    he already building up for excuses why we didnt buy strikers…… then the old couldnt get it over the line crap,and ashley just happy keeping all the tv money

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #31

    This is going to take forever 🙁

    Everyday I wake up in anticipation of some good news only to be left wanting AGAIN.

    The only highlight this summer has been Cisse and Colo staying but they shouldn’t have been close to leaving in the first place had we done our transfer business early last summer. And what do we do this summer? -take forever in getting ‘player over the line’!”

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  • DokToon

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    croftus, expat…

    let me phrase this is a selfish way MA would understand… he wants NUFC to be global, signing an american player would be huge for sales of the shirts here in the states, and finally supplant all the manure one i see… just an opinion…. and i know id buy all three of them, to go with the 5 i already have 🙂

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Id love to be a fly on the wall when Kinnear, Carr and Pardew have their transfer agenda meetings. Lots of swearing and awkward moments. Kinnear asking Pardew how the training regime got on in Italy

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  • Goodfella

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Ed just noticed the health update glad your doing well bud, and once again thanks for the good work you do running this blog.

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  • gus3232

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #35

    and how did norwich city manage to bid for a player,talk to him then have a medical and he has signed holding up the shirt all in 24 hours

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #36

    i just hope to god that at the first home game of the season they introduce joe to the fans and a chorus of boo’s starts raining down on him.

    it’s the only thing to look forward too this season.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #37

    OK, so that would excuse the Gomis transfer dragging on, but what about other transfers – Remy, Bent, Zoet

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  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #38

    @23
    where did I say this has anything to do with pardew?
    all I am saying is why would a very good manager want to join a club that has an owner who is so tight with money in what these days is a game dominated by massive amounts of money.
    take a look at the history of Newcastle over the years with cashley as owner rather than just one story.

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  • toonking

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #39

    correction@24

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  • derekm

    Jul 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #40

    unbelievable that people are having a pop at kinnear for this one – its obviously an impasse at Lyon and we have to wait. Gomis and Remy first choices, Bent if either falls through or can’t be done, simples.

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