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This Could Be The Breakthough On Transfer Front For Newcastle

8:35 am, Saturday, July 27th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

It’s always difficult to know in the transfer windows what news it true and what isn’t, but if we are to believe a couple of reports in French Daily L’Equipe over the last couple of days, then Newcastle are having difficulty with the high fee being asked for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and that’s what most of the news was  centered on yesterday.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle close to signing striker?

But today Simon Bird of the Mirror, who was the reporter who was the target of that Joe Kinnear tirade, when Joe used the F word 53 times in his first press conference as interim Newcastle manager, may have some good news for Newcastle fans, if  the report is accurate.

The Mirror is reporting that Bafetimbi Gomis is close to joining Newcastle, in what would be Joe Kinnear’s first transfer singing in his new job of Director of Football on Tyneside.

In the report Gomis is still up for sale for around £6M, and there are sources telling the Mirror that Newcastle are close to getting the deal completed for the French International.

Of course if that happens it will be great news and a huge boost for Newcastle, coming a couple of days after the news that Papiss Cisse was willing to wear the Wonga shirt, and two bits of great news in as many days may be hard to take for some of us. :D

It seems that Joe Kinnear has had a tough baptism in his new job at Newcastle, but all’s well that ends well, and to give Joe a little credit, we like the way he has been very quiet over the last few weeks, and hope it can stay that way – and he also gets good players through the door.

It would be great news if this Mirror report is accurate – Newcastle are said to be close to completing the transfer of Gomis.

Here’s hoping.

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33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben3arfa // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    breakthrough my @……

  • 2 SeanNufc87 // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    REPOST

    Im thinking, if remy is too risky, bent/gomis are too expensive at 6m and a ridiculous 12 for Gomis, surely a cheeky 15m for Hernandez is worth a punt? Hes gonna want to play regular with the world cup, give him assurances of first team and a decent wage, around 65k with bonuses we could get him.

    Theres your prem experience pards.

    Plus hes mexican not french and speaks English already.

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Sean
    I’ve said so so many times but Hernandez could well be the best CF fit for NUFC
    He’s simply fantastic, he has everything and would thrive in this team!
    We can but dream

  • 4 Slank // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    ‘…….but all’s well that ends well….Joe a little credit….gets good players through the door..’

    Say that Ed when the transfer window closes.

    Counting Chickens and Hatching…..

  • 5 Dragon64 // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Just wish they would get somebody signed and you never no once 1 is signed another might follow well I did say might……..,

  • 6 cestriasteve // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Just saw a few people in the toon waiting to get picked up for tomorrow, I reckon Blackpool will be carnage tonight. Lol

  • 7 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Hernandez part of cabaye deal!

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    @lee_ryder: #nufc will take a good side to Blackpool . Papiss Cisse set to miss out.

    @lee_ryder: #nufc have no concerns over Cisse fitness but seemingly want him to work with group on team play ahead of 1st appearance

    @lee_ryder: #Nufc Alan Pardew not concerned over Papiss Cisse’s fitness http://t.co/qzi14aDlTD via @EveningChron

  • 9 TemurisBaldyBonce // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    It’s always difficult to know…when to backtrack on that article i wrote a few hours ago. Especially when i just love them hits! And it makes me write reactionary balls!

  • 10 Slank // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    oonarmydownsouth @ 3

    I agree that Hernandez is a fantastic player but the player merry-go-round would have to mean that Rooney isn’t sold or if sold then Renaldo is bought for ManU to release Hernandez as I cannot see them being left short of strikers.

    I could see some swap deal with Cabaye however.

  • 11 JaxtheMag // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    good news about players we already have, no news about any1 new. I think the cisse thing was a sham,so when its resolved its to make us feel good. new signing and all that.

  • 12 SeanNufc87 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Morning tads

    I actually think we wont get any of the three we been heavily linked with, its odd and doesn’t fit our policy to be so open about targets. When was the last time we knew about a target before it was almost a done deal except debuchy?

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    no chance with hernandez…he will move to a team in the champs league if he goes anywhere…and also a team willing to pay his valuation.

    I’d love him hear but can’t see it personally. He has the best goals:minutes on pitch ration in the league last year,

  • 14 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Good morning guys-just gone through the night time posts,And according to TurkishFan Gomis is in town for a medical and we have signed a Chelsea player that has been loaned out to Watford , who we have bought and loaned back out !! Ben arfa has handed in a transfer and weve bid for hernandez as part of the cabaye deal.
    Did ya follow that, Only in the life of a nufc fan eh

  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Sean
    Not since the souness days! That bloke loved a bit of public tapping up!

  • 16 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    All this on line talk twitter 24 hour news speculation –

    Does any old duffers like me remember the days before all the latest gadgets.
    When you had to look at the morning papers, ours was the Journal to see if The TOON had signed anyone or the deal had gone through.
    Even sometimes in midweek to see what the evening befores result was

  • 17 lesh // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Slank, @9…… ‘I cannot see them being left short of strikers.’

    Thought you were referring to us for a minute!

    So, Pardew wants Cisse to train on team play before playing a game?

    If his team-mates are playing at Blackpool, then with.whom will he train?

    Maybe Joe, the worlds greatest expert on logic, could answer that for us? When he’s not trying to calm things in Egypt!

    Problems, problems, problems – is there no rest for the world’s saviour.

    Maybe he could try to do something constructive for Newcastle United? Like get some players in or get out!

  • 18 gazza85 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    @Charlie

    I remember waiting on the next days paper for the full match coverage but i was always partial to keeping up to date with scores via teletext :D

    Those were the days lol

  • 19 lesh // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    @16…. Aye Charlie in the Gallowgate, oh for the days when ignorance was bliss and folk were less stressed over goings on (or not) at Newcasltle.United!

  • 20 GeordieDan // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Ed – All the best, keep the good health news coming.

    Keep fighting and winning mate!

  • 21 evildick // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    i remember listening to toon games on the radio in the early 90s. in someways it was better, because I always imagined us playing better than we probably were!

    as for transfers, last season I barred myself from nufc sites up until the week before kick off, have to say it was a much less stressful window!

    not strengthening was clearly a massive mistake even then though… hopefully we’ve learned our lesson…. hmm

  • 22 JaxtheMag // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    we will try and get gomis in January cheaper along with another 20 clubs. happy days.

  • 23 HullMag6 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Wow Jazzy all we need is some remy action and it’s full on drama. Full squad overhaul – could be interesting. …….

  • 24 Dragon64 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Aye @ Charlie getting the journal in the morning then waiting for the chronical to come on sale and checking the radio for any info you could get,but now you just get a load of rubbish going on aye them where the days lollllll

  • 25 kirkyman // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    @nufcfans: Bafetimbi Gomis has told #Lyon he only wants to join #NUFC. The French club want €7.5m (£6.4m) for him, according to @RMCsport.

  • 26 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Cheers lads
    Had a chuckle at us oldies reminising on waiting for results, signings

  • 27 Greebol1892 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Daily Mirror is only useful if found discarded on the bus, take it home & use it to protect the floor while you polish your shoes;
    tape it to the windows to protect while you paint the frames;
    re-live the good old days by crumpling it up and fill with some fish n chips drenched in vinegar;
    write funny captions on the pictures and adorn celebrity faces with sketched spectacles, moustaches & beards;
    use it to wipe your @rse after a number two!

    Especially disregard that Simon Birdcack

    When appears on the back page of the Chronicle holding up wor shirt – that’s when I’ll believe it…

  • 28 Greebol1892 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    *When Mr. Striker appears*

  • 29 The next Mike Williamson // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Gomis isn’t worth £4m, he’s just another Ameobi.. We should’ve got Hooper

    We’re more likely to end up with Wellbeck than Hernandez

  • 30 geordiesteve520 // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    @16 I remember the treat of midweek highlights that was Sportsnight and loved it when look north could show the goals that night.

  • 31 yorkymag // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    The next mike…
    Gomis is another ameiobi
    Not sure i agree ,he is a top quality cf more like drogba if you want a comparison
    There is little doubt about his quality and power ,but there are question marks about attitude he is difficult to manage no doubt
    This will have put many off but rest assured if we sign him we will have the best technical out and out front man since big al

  • 32 juanpeterbeardsley // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    SkySportsNews say NUFC have increased their bid for Gomis to €8M and are trying to tie up Loic Remy on a season long loan

  • 33 pethmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    This is going to be 1 hell of a long season if we don’t get sum players in sharpish . Why didny we try and get hooper in from celtic he knows were the onion sack is .




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