Time To Turn To Strikers Other Than €12M Gomis?


The news today is that Lyon want a ridiculously high €10M (£8.5M) for their striker Bafetimbi Gomis plus a 2M (£1.7M)  bonus, that Newcastle United must cough up to land Bafetimbi Gomis – according to reports in France.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – Lyon want over £8.5M for striker with one year left on contract

As we reported this morning L’Equipe are saying that Lyon President is asking a ridiculous price for his striker,  who could be picked up as a free agent in less than twelve months.

There’s no way Newcastle should pay that amount out for Gomis, and if Lyon will not come to their senses,  then Newcastle should turn to some other targets – like Loic Remy for example.

Remy is available for around £8M, which is what Newcastle bid for him in January, when he decided to join QPR at the very last moment for more money.

There seems no reason why Newcastle cannot try to push through a deal for Remy, and still monitor the situation at Lyon, since we need two strikers brought through the door this summer, not just one.

We don’t blame Newcastle for being held up on this particular transfer,  if the news being reported in L’Equipe is accurate, and after failing to turn up for a meeting with Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas yesterday, the whereabouts of Gomis is unknown.

We wonder if he’s following Ben Arfa’s example and getting on a flight to Newcastle? 😀

Certainly he has made his representatives know that Newcastle is his preferred destination.

But if there is an impasse with Gomis – let’s go after Loic Remy and get this lad signed up – soon.

What do you think?

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193 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 26, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Toonarmydownsouth
    5 mins ago
    @LaughingFooty: IMAGE: Nile Ranger has totally outdone himself this time. Take a look at his new tattoo spread across his face! >>> http://t.co/KwHlDkDGP3

    What a tw@

    Toonarmydownsouth
    0 mins ago
    Lol it’s all going on on tw@ter!
    @ITKMysteryAgent: Breaking: Man U have rejected Newcastle’s initital 15m bid for Hernandez. Negotiations ARE still ongoing. Player is keen. #nufc #mufc #itk

    I wish

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Tads

    Itk if only eh……

    Gomis awol hmmmm is it a ben arfa manoeuvre or just some petulant grandstanding by either party player forcing the move/president raising the fee?

    We signed remy yet? Lol

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Andymax

    Ive just read that. Nd ed has just basiclly said the opposite this leads to 1 word. CONFUSION!

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Messi handed in a transfer request nd was in a press conferance this afternoon with the following statement. ” i wish to leave barca nd join my dream club. Newcastle united”

    I wish

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #6

    “ITK Mystery Agent”

    Hahahaha, that sounds like a ten year old is running the ITK account.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Reckon Gomis is trying to lower his fee to match the Toons valuation of him.

    All speculation of course.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #8

    TDS
    Yup made me chuckle though
    And forget that he’s probably coming up with better targets than JFK

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Tp

    The only way we will get gomis is when lyon drop there price tag cas ashley wont go that high

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  • faustino asprilla newcastle

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #10

    this is becoming a soap opera, buy that guy Remy and turn next options to Charlie Austin and Jordan Rhodes

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Asprilla

    Ur looking at 10 million 4 rhodes. But yh id buy austin

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  • Luque

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Long time lurker; first time poster. Felt a compulsion to post and say that this window is infuriating! We need to get some ‘bodies over the line’ in Pardew’s words

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #13

    KT97,

    It all seems to be Lyon wanting too much.

    By not turning up at this crunch meeting today though, I get the feeling he is just trying to p1ss the president off and eventually he will accept the fee Newcastle are offering.

    5-6 million is about right, the lad is only 27 with a good goal scoring record lately.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #14

    If he’s been briefed by Benny on how to get to the toon then all good and well, but does that mean there’ll be a broken leg in the not too distant!!!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #15

    The Lyon presiident is full on taking the piss. He must know Ash is tighter than a nun’s wizzer. He’s just winding up his old pal, Gomis. It’s a time honored footballing tradition for the top brass to despise their cattle and the French are the most appalling elitists. I actually think if anything this just brings any deal closer. Lets face it, one way or another he’s off and not for anywhere near that figure.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Speaking of Benny,

    We need to tie him down now on another deal or he will walk away for next to nothing next year also. Just like Gomis will this window.

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  • jimiley

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #17

    It is fantastic supporting a club with great stability and a terrific owner and management team. We can now reach for the stars. I am confident we can now get a top 6 finish and with some luck perhaps a top 4. MA is gearing th club for long term success and within a few years there is no reason we cannot be challenging for the title and the European Cup. lets all get behind Mike and Joe and Percy.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Jimiley,

    LOL

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  • jimiley

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon P,
    Keep the faith. One day a trophy will happen and Big Mike might just deliver the league title.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #20

    I do believe that we’ll sign someone but I’m getting fed up with Pardew saying we’ll have someone by this weekend or that weekend. I’ve no doubt that he’s being told this by JFK and/or others, so he must be getting pretty annoyed at relaying these statements that don’t turn out.

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  • remy D

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Gomis just flew in to newcastle airport an hour ago so deal done
    Next few days

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Evening lads,

    Gomis deal just landed in London and got his medical tomorrow, finally some good news.

    I am 100% positive its happening.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon-Prodigy
    We must do it within this year. I’m not sure now is the time to do it. After some signings or good run of games.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #24

    @remy d

    He flew into heathrow got their by 21:15. Medical tomorrow or very soon but announcment tomorrow apparantly not 100% when its announced.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #25

    22:15** sorry lads

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  • remy D

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Good news at last bout time

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  • faustino asprilla newcastle

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Rhodes 10 milion? Better than Gomis for 10 milion

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #28

    remy?
    When do you have your medical ;P

    Two people at same time. With the same news. Interesting.

    Tony Fernandinho is also onboard and he is bringing his playstation. Oh no.

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  • reccerobbo

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Turkey
    Bollocks

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Jimiley,

    Cisse has more faith than me at this point in time, and that’s saying something 😉

    Sazzer,

    Aye, I’d hate to see Benny leave for a measly 4-5 million like.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Turkish,

    What is your source of this news..

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #32

    imo :

    remy wages will be too high and by the time his future is sorted it will be too late

    bent will not decrease from 80k pw so thats him out

    gomis i cant see coming as we dont get into disputes in bidding wars ect as the past has proven ! unless ofc its jk’s new reign then you never know ^^

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Flew into Heathrow…and signs for West Ham…bugger…

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  • Thump

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #34

    I was just looking through Ranger’s Wiki article and came across this:

    On 25 January 2013, Ranger was arrested on suspicion of rape in a Newcastle hotel room.[23] In connection with the same alleged offence, Ranger was charged with rape on 8 July 2013.

    Bloody hell, I must have missed that one!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nile_Ranger

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #35

    If you were to sign for Newcastle why would you fly into Heathrow?

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon Prodigy,

    Good spot that about Benny mate, sure they’ll have to get it done by chrimbo or word will get out and the vultures will start circling! I wonder what wages he is on, a new contract for him(especially approaching his peak) will have to include a pay rise and even more so if he’s top boy this season. Can’t see past the fact that Mashley will cash in rather than break wage structure. Sh*t, the more I think about that situation the financial benefit would be to sell him now mate! Mashley has to see the downside of hovering near relegation with regards to players values. It goes back to last summer again doesn’t it? If they’d have invested properly, less pressure would have been on benny, he may not have got injured and been star man. The upshot of that would be a 20 million price tag now.

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  • faustino asprilla newcastle

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #37

    believe me, if we buy only Austin and Rhodes in the rest of the summer break we would have so exciting team, so NUFC spend 15 mil on this two lads and future is here

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #38

    It would be feel awful even worse if he have injury-free season behind him.

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #39

    guys over the past few days we have a certain person with many different accounts who thinks its funny to annoy our true fans with lies ! so please dont take things to heart if they do not come off.

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  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #40

    hey guys, I am not sure if that’s really something bothering me… what’s the usual flying route from Lyon to Newcastle?

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