Newcastle Raise Bid For Gomis – Want Remy On Season Loan


News coming though right now on Sky Sports,  that Newcastle have raised their bid for Lyon’s French International striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

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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.

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320 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #1

    breakng news both gomis n remy bids have bee rejrcted

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    So Lyon have said they will reject any offer under €10 mil and QPR said weeks ago they absolutely will not entertain loan offers……

    So we bid €6.9 mil and go to QPR for a loan deal……

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  • toontillidie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    lets face it we aint gonna get remy or gomis we will start the season the same way we finished it last season with nothing added

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  • ~Joke-innear~

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    @ToonArmyDownSouth

    That’s how we roll. Perhaps JFK has offered up some personal photo’s of himself to sweeten the deal… he is the closest to being a God, is he not?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Aulas would be crazy not to accept that bid for Gomis ..

    Remy on a season loan with an option of purchase would be grand

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #6

    … Ed… just…. *sigh*

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I feel hooper was key to the remy move. We may not want to risk buying him with a rape case hanging over his head.

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  • Goodfella

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #8

    What are we playing at 6.9 why not just make it 7 as for the Remy loan deal makes sense with his court case hanging over him, and if he’s cleared complete the deal in January.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Tads,
    A loan for Remy is the best option. AS for the Gomis bid, Lyon want just over 8 million euros plus add ons, so if we have bid £6.9million, as suggested by Ed, the currency conversion takes it to around 8million Euros I would think, not that far off the price.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Ben3arfa

    Even just a normal loan then come the end of September when we know if he will be charged can pay the release fee and will be an official player jan 1st.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Come on kinnear-a-saurus make us all look like fools for calling you useless

    BRING IT ON!

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    It looks like Lyon are in a difficult, almost poker, position.

    If they reject our (I’m assuming) cash upfront offer they will have a very disgruntled player. They must hope someone will come in during this window and agree to their asking price because six months down the road Gomis will be gone on a free and Lyon will get nowt. Do they stick or twist?

    Given the uncertainty surrounding Remy’s legal status I would have thought that a loan move would be the best solution for both clubs. I doubt Ashley would sanction a major spend on a player who could get banged up anytime soon.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Gomis can wait until the last day of the window.
    Lyon might accept 6M then if no one else is showing an interest.

    Remy on loan with to buy option, sounds good to insure against the rape arrest.

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  • toonluvva

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Seems the bets of both worlds.

    We can increase our bid for Gomis To say £7.5m if necessary.

    Taking Remy on loan would benefit QPR financially, whilst giving us the chance to evaluate him as a potential signing in July next season or even January if the charges are dropped.

    Could JoKe be doing his job now?

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Can’t see Remy wanting to be tied to a Championship club like, so I doubt a loan would work.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    I think Lilongwe Geordie is right; £6.9m is roughly 8m euros and at least close to what they’re asking for. Gomis is desperate to leave so it may be enough (if we can agree personal terms that is). I also agree that a loan move for Remy makes a lot of sense.

    What with the Cisse and Krul news I’m finally beginning to feel a bit happier. Nothing’s sorted yet but at least we’ve made an official bid – that’s worth celebrating in itself!

    SeanNufc87 – Kinnear-asuraus – love it.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Cisse, Remy, Gomis and Gouffran would surely spell the end for Shola.

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  • king kinnear

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Finally some good news coming out of the toon, and people write it off instantly as bull??

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Remy on loan would be grand for us but crap for him can’t see it happening Gomis maybe but who knows

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #20

    Gomis looks extremely likely I think, Remy is still the great unknown. His quality is just what we need though.

    Gomis only playes up front as lone striker or part of a two up front arrangement -, remy can play across the front and is decent on the wings.

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  • Greebol1892

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #21

    If we do get Remy then I think we will definitely avoid relegation.
    Not sure about the 52,000 mad screaming fans though….. haven’t seen that on matchdays.
    I cannot see us raising to €10m for gomis, even though his wages would be relatively low.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #22

    WWYCD,
    Why would a loan be bad for Remy?

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #23

    JFA — With your recent expression of an interest in cricket I was
    beginning to think that maybe your not such a philistine after all!

    Only for you to shoot yourself in the foot yet again.

    Mr. Toad, of Toad Hall, is one of the main characters in the novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and also the title character of the A. A. Milne play …
    ?
    It’s a great read though as my nephew will testify.

    Don’t bother to respond because I am away and would hate to miss any missive from you addressed to me.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #24

    Spuggy,
    I think so, although I’m sure the club would be keen to keep hold of him. I hope he leaves, and gets regular football somewhere so he makes the Nigeria World Cup squad. He turned down an extension in March/April as he wanted more game time, so if player come in I’d expect him to be off.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #25

    If we get him on loan….how much of his salary will we pay? Isn’t he paid a lot more than our current top earners?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Lil
    Still tied to a championship club, no security and less likely of a signing on bonus I’d be surprised if he wants a loan deal rather than an permanent switch

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  • JaxtheMag

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #27

    lets hope its byby shola at last.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    I hope I’m wrong but I really can’t see us getting them both, he wouldn’t have Leon Best sitting on the bench he’s not going to allow an 8M striker to sit there.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #29

    JfA
    Leon was worth 20 mill easy mate

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  • plana

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #30

    A few pilgrims at the training ground this morning.

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  • corkypants85

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #31

    i think the remy deal will be a loan with a veiw to a perm switch giving us first option to buy should he be found not guilty like the big andy to west ham deal!

    and i should think its going to be hard for lyon to reject that offer because its catch 22 for them either they sell now for a knock down price or lose him for nowt next year

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    WWYCD,
    I agree, the signing on fee might pose an issue, but I doubt we would match his current wages, so he would be earning more if he came on loan. The release clause is there, so he still has the knowledge that a transfer is likely to occur in the near future, I’d guess when the allegations against him are dropped (presuming he is innocent).

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #33

    I would be very happy to get Gomis and Remy in but I’m not convinced that Gomis is really that good. He has a similar goal scoring record to Goffran’s, which is OK, but if he can form a good partnership with Gouffran/Cisse then that’ll pay off. I must admit that I don’t know a great deal about him so I could be wrong – does anyone know what his style of play is? Is he a strong CF, good in the air etc?

    Remy would add some width to our attack and I feel getting both of them in would be very good for us. I still feel that one of the best signings has been Swansea getting Bony – I’m still very jealous.

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  • plana

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Once a player wants out the club can play hardball, but they still move on.

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  • Levi

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #35

    I know there is alot of talk about gomis being in the last year of his contract but sometimes i think you should work out the value of the player and the value he will bring to our squad rather then the value of his contract

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  • colwell

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Remy on loan and send Shola the other way.

    If Carlsberg did transfer deals…….

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Lil
    True but I still think he much prefer a full switch. Plus I reckon QPR would want the transfer fee to reinvest

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  • corkypants85

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #38

    this is when we could do with torq!!!

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Rowan

    I’m with you on gomis. When I’ve seen him I’ve not been that impressed. Remains to be seen if he can do the business in the EPL. would have preferred pea or bony.

    I think pards wants more strength and power up front. Cisse hold up play is not great so who knows.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Rowan,
    Wilifred Bony, 31 goals last season in 30 games in the Eredivise. Pretty impressive stats. Many attacking players have moved from the Dutch league to the Prem over the years, not many have even come close to reproducing their form in Holland at Prem level. Danish ‘wonderkid’ Jon Dahl Tommasson had a great record in Holland before and after playing for us.

    Of course there are exceptions, Van Nistlerooy being the most obvious. People will say Van Persie, but for me that isn’t as clear cut. He has been in England 8 years, and had 2 good seasons. Dirk Kuyt was okay if you just wanted a workhorse, but in Holland he couldn’t stop scoring. I remember many NUFC fans being disappointed that such a top goalscorer had gone to Liverpool for £11million and we hadn’t deemed him worth that. He proved a good servant to Liverpool, but definitely not as a goalscorer and definitely not at £11million.

    Boro thought they had bought the answer to all their goalscoring woes in Afonso Alves. This guy had a better record than Bony, and at a reported 20million Euros was still thought to be value for money. 45 in 39 games in Holland’s top flight, what could go wrong? 10 goals in 42 Premier league games spanning 2 seasons, and a relegation, that is what.

    The list doesn’t end there big money in relative terms saw equally talented dutch league goalscorers to the Prem, Van Hooijdonk, Kezman, Babbel, Boogers, Wijnhard, Nijholt, Emnes, John, Reuser, Roy, Sibon, Trustfull, Vennegor of Hesselink, Altidore (1st time, maybe 2nd as well), Wooter. There will be many more as well. The successes are far fewer, Overmars, Van Nistlerooy, Hasselbaink. There are possibly one or two more to have come direct from the Dutch leagues, but those are the only 3 that stand out.

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