News coming though right now on Sky Sports, that Newcastle have raised their bid for Lyon’s French International striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle raise offer to £6.9M
Newcastle are reported to have raised their bid for Gomis to £6.9M.
There was news yesterday that Lyon wanted £8.4M plus a bonus of £1.7M for their 27 year-old striker, and we understand Newcastle initially bid around £5M for Gomis earlier this week, and of course the striker has only one year left on his five-year deal at Lyon.
And the other good news coming through is that Newcastle are trying to get QPR’s Loic Remy on a one year loan deal to Newcastle United for next season.
Loic is on a huge wage at QPR and a number of things may be happening here.
QPR want to keep him at the club, but are willing to loan him out, so another club next season can help with his wages, and of course he wants to play in a top league so he can get into the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
And if QPR under Harry Redknapp get immediately promoted back to the Premier League next May, then QPR could take him back next summer.
That’s not as good as signing Remy outright, but if QPR don’t make it back next May, there will be an opportunity to sign Remy outright next summer.
Of course once Loic plays in front of 52,000 mad screaming Geordies at the hallowed ground of St. James’ Park, he may not appreciate playing in front the 17,000 crowds at a small stadium like Loftus Road in London.
A loan deal is not as good as getting Remy outright, but it’s a lot better than not getting him at all, and then next season we would need to bring in Remy, or some other top striker.
We hope this news is 100% accurate from Sky Sports.
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