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.
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.
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.
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