The Daily Telegraph are reporting this Sunday that Newcastle are in prime position for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, but that’s been reported before, and we haven’t got the 10 times capped French International through the door yet.
Bafetimbi Gomis– close to a Newcastle deal
Newcastle fans and Alan Pardew have been frustrated this summer, very frustrated this summer, and one reason is that we are the only Premier League club not to have signed a senior player this summer.
But if the Telegraph report is accurate, then Gomis is expected to be signed early next week by Newcastle – so we’ll see.
There was a report from Simon Bird on Saturday in the Mirror, that Newcastle were close to signing the 27 year-old former Saint Etienne striker, so at least the Telegraph report is consistent with that, but you never know what to believe.
And the Telegraph are also reporting that QPR would like to permanently offload their French striker Loic Remy, so if that’s true, we are not sure why Newcastle don’t bid the £6.8M release clause in his QPR contract and get him to the club.
Loic Remy – in France’s colors
The news earlier today was that we wanted Remy on a season-long loan deal, but we thought that was because QPR didn’t want to sell Remy this summer, in the hopes they can get back to the Premier League next May, and get Remy back in their squad.
But there’s no doubt that if we get both Frenchmen Gomis and Remy into the squad this summer, then Cisse, Gomis and Remy would be a feared strike force in the Premier League next season.
And that’s exactly what we want and need.
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