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French Reports – Newcastle Withdraw From Gomis Negotiations

8:46 am, Monday, July 29th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 96 Comments

News this morning in L’Equipe that Newcastle have decided to walk away from the deal to get 27 year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis to Tyneside from Lyon.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle end pursuit

This is the report in L’Equipe this morning:

“After seeing their latest offer of eight million euros rejected by Lyon for the transfer of Bafé Gomis (27 years, under contract until 2014), Newcastle have decided to halt negotiations. The Magpies should continue discussions with QPR for the loan of the French international striker Loic Remy.”

A similar French report is also in saying Newcastle have ended the negotiations for Gomis.

The last report from L’Equipe yesterday afternoon was that although Lyon had rejected Newcastle’s latest bid of £6.9M, the Magpies were still negotiating and the two sides were getting closer on the fee.

But now it seems that Newcastle (Mike Ashley) have decided the fee is too much,  and have walked away from the deal – and will now pursue Loic Remy from QPR, who is said to be available for about what Newcastle offered for Gomis – £6.8M.

A couple of points on this – L’Equipe have been wrong before on some of their reporting (hope springs eternal), and Newcastle ending the negotiations could simply be a ploy to get Lyon to lower their demands, and that could become  true if no other club comes in for the 27 year-old.

Bit the danger is another club will come in and meet the required  fee for Gomis, and then the question would be whether Gomis would agree to join that club, since his stated preference has always been Newcastle United this summer.

We may get some additional news on this  today.

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96 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G.unit // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    No surprises that Shola has scored a few goals and negotiations for Gomis have now stalled.

    Like a new signing Shola is!!

    I give up!

  • 2 nut meg // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Oh dear !!

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Having the small print tattoed on his helmet is too good for Ashley.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    If Pardew wasn’t such a jerk we could still put out a really good team.


    Debs Colo M’Biwa Haidara

    Sissoko Cabaye Anita

    Benny Cisse Marveaux

    Subs: Santon, Tiote, Gouffran, Jonas, Saylor, Eliot, Campbell, Vuksic.

  • 5 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    G unit

    On the other hand the french are taking the p1ss with the fee. He only has a year left. I still think we will go after anothetr player, if indeed these reports are true pf course.

  • 6 evildick // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    the circus rolls on, gong boshing monkeys and all.

  • 7 El Sleeve // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    been away for a while. good to see nothings changed. great article from the mag the other day about our current situation

  • 8 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM


    Ouch. Just ouch.

  • 9 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Bloody hell – you’ve beat me to it – my thoughts entirely – Shola scores 3 in 3 – oh why do we need anyone we’ll just take Shola of the transfer list – like a new player


    Aye and next week gets injured. then up sh*t creek

  • 10 Jamiemac // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Remy is the one I want so just get him and that will do me

  • 11 sirjasontoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Kinnear is a TOOL.
    Champions League FFS what a Prick !

  • 12 He cannit see man // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Shola scoring a few goals in pre season will have nothing to do with it…Newcastle never let themselves be held to ransom. Gomis is unwanted by his club, if nobody comes in with a better bid than us OL will be f’d. They’re trying to play hard ball.

    8million Euros is a good price for a player in his position.

  • 13 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Who didn’t see this coming?

    Don’t worry we should “expect to see Remy today” according to ToonDanno

  • 14 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Not surprised we have walked away 10 million euro’s for a player with only one year left on his contract is taking the p**s

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    For anyone who wants to learn a bit more on African football, my views on some things NUFC, there is the link to my blog on the True Faith website that I am doing as a guest blogger once a fortnight until the end of the season.


  • 16 Ben3arfa // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Expect us to walk away from the Remy deal as well , and well be back to square one .

    Then that moron Pardew can come out and say we already have a strong squad we just couldnt get the deals over the line .

  • 17 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM


    Would love to see that, appart from i am not a big fan of marv… yet. I know he hasnt had a huge amount of football but he has had some chances and has looked average (imo). He has had the occasional flash of excellence but i would like to see more consitancy before he becmes a regular starter.

  • 18 MonkseatonMag // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Shola usually does well pre season – then immediately reverts back to the Shola we all know. He’s consistent if nothing else!

  • 19 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM


    Exactly what i said. It is a total joke.

  • 20 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Ohhh dear. I better not rant about Mr Ashley and crew or the mob will be out in force. What an absolute joke this all is. If Ash wasn’t so greedy, he could have sold NUFC a few years ago. What a shambles!

  • 21 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Norwich and Hughton have him signed up within the next 24 hours

  • 22 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    If we struggled to purchase our shopping like we make hard work of signing players, we die of starvation.

    Ashley is gonna love that. Make it look like we’ve been pushing for Gomis, knowing that the other club won’t budge on price, then ahh well, we’ll just get one signing in… on loan.

    Not good enough.

    We’ve already got a good side which is drastically misused. We still needed 3 or so new players.

    Remember, we’ve let players go, and all year Pardew moaned about the squad. We were put of the cups fast enough, so they didn’t waste any more energy.

  • 23 lesh // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    for crying out loud, we’ve walked away for the sake of a couple of million £/€ when each Prem placing was worth £800k last season. £2m is equivalent to the difference between finishing 14th and 16th. 17th to 19th and rt £2m becomes a drop in the ocean!

    I just wish these short-sighted people would just open their eyes and think ahead. It’s the old question – what is the price of economy? In this instance, relegation?

  • 24 Ben3arfa // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Mike Ashley doesnt deserve to be wealthy man, i hope he gambles his fortune away one day so he is forced to sell us .

    Down with Ashley

  • 25 Indian Magpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Sir Jason

    He meant to say championship.

  • 26 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    I know 10 million is a lot for Gomis but we really do need strikers and we aren’t exactly quick in tying up deals.

  • 27 noladonna // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    We as fans deserve better Jesus can’t even get one player over the line

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    I agree that Marveaux hasn’t showed any consistency, but that is always going to be very difficult to show when you get limited game time. I’m not a huge fan of the lad, but he still managed to be top for assists for us last season. Unless he gets a run of 10 games, then he won’t ever be able to find consistency.

  • 29 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    I’m no fan fan of Pardew and even less as fan of Ashley but everyone should be able to see that Lyon are seriously taking the p**s with their demands?

    The issues that I do have is that we are yet again scrambling around for signing’s at this late point in the window as if the Remy deal doesn’t happen then we will be in really serious trouble and will copy what we did last season it’s just we may not be as lucky as we were last time round

  • 30 lesh // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Swansea are said to be after another striker. So, it’ll be bye bye to Gomis then!

  • 31 Ben3arfa // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder now

    The emphasis is firmly on director of football Joe Kinnear to deliver the deals he insisted he could #nufc

    I think Lee Ryder has hit the nail on the head here.

    THE CULPRIT IS JOKE KINNEAR THAT PATHETIC OLD SOD . Anyone here want to defend him ???

  • 32 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    And there we go

    Lesh comes in with a passive-aggressive comment about short sightedness from anyone who thinks 10M is too much.

    This is exactly what is wrong with this blog.

  • 33 Toon73 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    £10m is pretty steep for a guy who will be on a free in 12 months time.

    What’s the £2m bonus fee crap the Lyon Pres is sprouting??

    Remy and Bent ftw

  • 34 IITianToon // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Aulas will cave in on deadline day.. question is will someone else go in for him with 10m before that day..

  • 35 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    No doubt we could meet in the middle with Lyon.

    How the fcuk does Kinnear expect to get us challenging for the Champs league when it takes most of the summer window to sign no one.

    Every team know’s we are desperate for another striker, of course the price will be higher. Would MA not do exactly the same?

  • 36 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM


    Lyon are taking the p1ss but i really do think now we will not bring anyone in. Remy on load might be it. Ashley spends nothing in the summer again. Sighhhhhh lol.

  • 37 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM


    If we fail again this summer then we are in for exactly what we were served up last year.

    Lyon are taking the p**s but we are again guilty of dithering to the extreme

  • 38 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    So what other strikers are realistically available? Remy, Bent and…?

  • 39 lesh // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Repost from previous thread:

    Are we suggesting that Kinnear and Ashley haven’t yet agreed Kinnear’s negotiating parameters and strategy?

    For goodness sake, that is basic management, that a Director knows what he/ she has to play with and is left to get on with trying to strike the deal.

    If Ashley has to be consulted to agree a fee (unless the figure exceeds an agreed maximum of course) then it begs the questions – what authority and scope does the Director in question have and/ or why hasn’t Kinnear asked for that clarity?

    Either way, if those questions apply to Kinnear’s situation, then there’s something sadly wrong with the senior management arrangements of Newcastle United!

  • 40 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM


    there are loads that are available but very few that would fall into our budget 🙁

  • 41 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Perfect outcome for MA loan in Remy!

  • 42 Transfer Sage // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Lyon are just being sensible and trying to get as much money as possible for the player.

    They will continue to ask for high fee until the transfer window is almost closed and will no doubt then accept a lower offer to avoid losing him on a free in January. I’m afraid with deals like this you need to be patient or simply pay over the odds, something Ashley won’t ever do.

    If we do get remy soon we can afford to play the waiting game with Lyon but the longer it goes without is getting another striker the longer Lyon will be in a strong position negotiating with us.

  • 43 Blofal // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    I love JK. But only in the way that an elephant can love a pig.

    Wtf is going on with my club!

  • 44 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    A lot of deals for attacking players have a bonus structure built in to them, based on trophies won, goals scored, appearances, international recognition, European qualification etc.

    Nothing unusual with that. 12 million as a total spend for Gomis is ludicrous though. Lyon have already said he will leave this window, so have shot themselves in the foot from a negotiating standpoint. We know Ashley is unlikely to budge, so we have to hope that no one else bids the requested amount, or, Aulas isn’t as hard nosed as Lille’s chairman was over Debuchy.

    We will see. Anyway, Fernandes tweeted yesterday 4 were likely to leave QPR with 2 going on loan, so let’s hope one is Remy to us.

  • 45 banjax // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Alus is in fantasyland, probably hoping one of the madly rich clubs come in for Gomis for £ Gazzillions. If Gomis wants to join the Toon then we can wait to sign him pre- contract at Xmas for zippo fee. Meantime a decent loan striker will do as long as we buy another striker.

  • 46 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    I am holding out hope for a surprise Hernandez signing hahahaha

  • 47 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Lyon will back down the closer we get to the window closing, but do we really want to be in that position?

  • 48 yorkymag // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Bent is imo a better option than gomis
    He is proven and will get at least 15 goals
    Gomis is not worth the money quite right to walk away

  • 49 cyprus // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie,
    Read your Malawi post, embarrassed to admit I just found out the name of that country’s capital 😉
    Let us know when you re-post.

  • 50 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Jack, they are takin the p, but sometimes, if theres nowhere left to turn, u have to pay the premium rate or pay the price.

    Its not like we’re paying 10 or 15 million more than hes worth.

    It’s just not good enough at all. Keeping the same joke of a manager, bringing in JFK who if u suggested that someone prior to signing wud have just laughed it off as a joke. Now, we don’t get any signings in. I fear for us next year even more.

  • 51 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Negredo,Aguero,Jovetic,Dzeko vs Cisse,Gouffran,Ameobi,Campbell

    Wow we really are worlds apart.

  • 52 Indian Magpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM


    That’s not the way to speak of elderly

  • 53 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM


    If we sign Remy then like Tsage says, yes we can wait until then. We simply MUST sign someone this week imo.

  • 54 Toon73 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    @43 Lil – I always thought the bonus system was at the discretion of the buyer not the seller..anyways thanks for the heads up.

    It’s a 2 edged sword, if Mr Lyon holds out with an inflated price until the close of the window, good chance Clubs will have done their spending by then, except us of course..:|

  • 55 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:17 AM


    I don’t think that Herandez is either stupid enough or desperate enough to come here.

    At this point in time we are nothing more than a two bit club with a market trader of an owner, a used car salesman as a Director of Football and a professional gimp as a manager

  • 56 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Is Matri still at Juventus? There were rumours in Jan that we were looking at him, and they have bought Llorente and Tevez in this summer, so surely Matri won’t be starting too many, what with Quagirella, Vucinic and Giovinco there as well.

    He has played for Italy before, is he close to being in the National team, if so would he be wanting a move to push for a World Cup spot? Ignore this if he has already moved this summer though….. 🙂

  • 57 He cannit see man // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    I can’t see this being the end of the ‘Gomis’ saga by a long shot.

    Just one summer I’d like for us to not have a transfer saga, just one, is it too much to ask?

  • 58 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Read on Chronicle live that we got a sixty million pound cash injection last season and we are struggling to bring players in. Something seriously not reet.

  • 59 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Not surprised. Expected it all to be just for show…

  • 60 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Laurent Robert 32

    Ashley will never pay the asking price for Gomis no matter how bad a place we are in, Lyon will back down over their asking price otherwise they will lose the player for half of what we have offered in Janueary or for nothing at the end of the season.

  • 61 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    At least this will see Pardew and his woeful attempt at football gone by November. I’m sick to the back teeth of him, his lies, his arrogance and most of all his football.

  • 62 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Whey he does in football manager so explain that!!! Haha if I didn’t laugh I might just cry

  • 63 Ben3arfa // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Pretty sure Kinnear needs to be put in an elderly home .

  • 64 nut meg // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    just read your post from Malawi.a nice little read.You sound a happy & contented young man whose loving what he’s doing.Live the dream bonny lad

  • 65 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Cheers, will do. To be fair to you, half of my mates back home had no idea where Malawi was when I first moved out here!

  • 66 Scottiedog // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Sorry guys but you really cannot blame us for walking away on this one. The fact that Lyon want to sell but are not being negotiable to our two realistic bids is a joke, and as for the “ad-ons” it is just blackmail!! And to be perfectly honest is Gomis really £10m worth of player or are we showing signs of desperation!!
    Moving forward I can see us getting Remy

  • 67 nut meg // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Benny @62
    He’s already in the home,that’s why he hasn’t been seen & please don’t tell him !

  • 68 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    The journal reporting this morning that Pardew is seeking answers over the TOON’s transfer policy and that he has not spoken to Kinnear over the weekend.

    then WHAT THE F**K IS GOING ON !!


  • 69 Wowhatawhopper // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    I give up it’s beyond a joke now i will be worried if we don’t have someone in, in the next few days!!!

  • 70 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Im under the influence we should not even be in this position.

    We have had more than enough time to identify, plan and bring in our targets.

    With all the turmoil this past 6 weeks we have just started apparantly putting in bids. It’s unreal really.

    We are scraping the barrel and can’t even sign them up without taking forever and a day. Gomis and Remy are not being touted by all the top four clubs around the world, they are what is left that is half decent this window who is available. Basically, the sh1t.

    We have missed the boat once again and now we are sat gambling playing mind games waiting on a club to lower their fee. As if we are a club that should be in this position?

    The books are levelled off, we have money to spend, so spend it.

    What’s the problem.. It’s not as if we are paying 5-10 million over the top here. It’s 1-5- 2 mil max and they will accept.

    You would think we didn’t really need these players, that is what their ambition and lack of urgency suggests.

    Narcs the life out of me.

    It’s the clubs money not Mikes, show some ambition.

    There is no excuses anymore for penny pinching, the books are sorted.

    Give us what we need.

  • 71 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    ‘Shola’s been banging them in during pre-season and is looking as sharp as I’ve ever seen him, Gouffran has also looked very sharp when I’ve played him as a centre forward and is like having a new player. Cisse has agreed to wear the sponsor on his shirt and we also have young Adam Campbell to come through so not being able to get any deals for strikers over the line isn’t such a bad thing as we are looking pretty good with what we already have. We’ll simply keep our powder dry and see what happens in January.
    ‘I can’t ask any more of Joe of Mike as they both did everything to get me the players I wanted but deals for striker are very complicated and we simply couldn’t get any of them over the line, but it was not for the want of trying.’

    Not word for word but expect something along those line’s for Pardew as he’s led out like a lamb to the slaughter

  • 72 Indian Magpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM


    Juve want 15 mill for Matri and he is older than Gomis.

    Not saying we shouldn’t be we won’t

    + he was wanted by Milan as Allegri was his coach at Cagilari as well

  • 73 Klatoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Lilongwe, good article! If Newcastle signing a striker hinged on 10 people here knowing where Lilongwe or Kampala are…we might have to try jak alnwick upfront this season 🙂

  • 74 Bearsize // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    We insult teams with paultry offers then increase it to a small insult then walk away. They have no intention of signing anyone i give up!!

  • 75 Indian Magpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Lets Compare

    BVB will get Probs 25 mill for Lewandowski, who is also in the last year of his contract.

    But, they know they will get more money if he does well in UCL and then even if he goes for free they would get more.

    Wages the only issue

  • 76 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Cheers mate, I do enjoy life out here, and the academy keeps me sane in between my actual paid employment!

    On a completely unrelated matter, I was just checking some info and figures from last season to see how important players were. One figure that stood out to me was that Steven Taylor made only 16 tackles in his 25 appearances, 0.6 a game. Hatem Ben Arfa made 18 tackles in 19 appearances at 0.9 a game. In fact, out of outfield players who made at least 10 starts, only Marveaux made less tackles per game then Stevie Taylor….

  • 77 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM


    6.9 million for a player with one year left on his contract isn’t paltry by any means

  • 78 Ben3arfa // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    The only thing paltry about our club is the managemnt running the whole thing.

    Proper joke

  • 79 Toon73 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    JFK to resign because he can’t work under the MA regime.

  • 80 Toon_Army // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Shola has scored 3 goals in pre-season…

    He’s on Fire…

  • 81 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    You know whats hilarious about the whole thing..

    He’s got the nerve to slap 25 million price tags on our players heads and then acts like he hasn’t got a pot to p1ss in haha.

    If Remy knocks are wages back and someone comes in for Gomis where screwed.

  • 82 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Ha, didn’t realise he would be valued at 15 mill. I saw 10mill bandied around for him in Jan. If AC are interested though we might as well walk away!

    Cheers mate. Yeah, Lilongwe isn’t exactly well known, plenty of people have never heard of Malawi, other than in a sentence containing the words, Madonna baby and adopted.

    Are you living in Kampala? I remember seeing someone say they were in Uganda, I assume that was you? I spent a while in Kenya, near Kakamega and Kisumu and kept meaning to go to Uganda, but the opportunity never arose.

  • 83 lesh // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Correction to 22:

    • finishing 14th and 16th. 17th to 19th and rt £2m becomes a drop in the ocean! = finishing 15th to 17th. 18th to 20th and that £2m becomes a drop in the ocean!

    Thinking out loud. I wonder if Kinnear’s expecting to have Remy in the bag in the next day or so thus forcing Lyon to think again about its fee expectations for Gomis?

  • 84 Spoonz13 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    3 strikers, 2 of them openly unwanted by their club (Bent & Gomis) and it’s taken 29 days of the transfer window for us to make a bid for one of them and then supposedly ‘end our interest’ in them.

    Why is it so difficult? Can anyone give a valid answer that isn’t any of the following: –

    * Pardew is crap etc
    *Mike Ashley is a fat cockney w***er
    *Joe Kinnear is a joke/senile/a liar/incompetent

  • 85 welshgeordie9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I feel sorry for our team that we have got right now because we have got some good players. We only need another couple just to make it that little bit stronger. I take it Ashley doesn’t want to learn from last season.

    This transfer window is really getting on my nerves.

  • 86 lesh // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Markaccus @31…..

    I’m not saying that £10m is a fair price. What I’m saying is that that £2m represents some three league placings at at least £800k a spot. Get the £2m in perspective.

    And, I’m not certain what you mean when in the sane post, you say my comment represents what’s wrong with this blog.

    Perhaps you could elucidate so we can all understand your requirements that make an ideal post?

  • 87 Toon_Army // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    We won’t sign anyone, (maybe bent) we will struggle and Pardew will resign or dismissed in line with his contract, JFK is there to have some familiarity of the newer players as he will be the stand-in manager, he will have license to sign one or two cheap players in the Jan window to avoid relegation. The season after we will have a new manager and JFK will be gone. This whole theater is to get Pardew out without forking out for his 8 year contract.

  • 88 mumbaNi // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    completely agree with us pulling out of this deal. he has only ONE YEAR left on his contract – why would we pay the equivalent of 7 or 8 million sterling ! Take him on a free for next summer, Remy on loan, bent if needed for this season. We have penny pinched before but what we have bid up until now (if true) is a lot for someone who will be free to sign with us pre contract in 6months ! Criticism is a bit unfair in my opinion for this 1 deal…

  • 89 Szarka // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Not a bad move, we cant pay 10 mill for a player with only one year left of hes contract. But this could have been done a bit faster. We sgould turn then to other options, like Gignac, or a yet not mentioned striker, but do business fast. I hope we were looking for other options.

  • 90 investinyouthtoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    I agree with those who say not to offer 10m for a player in the last year of the contract, but seriously the amount of players snapped up by our rivals is prob more frustrating than anything, such as Bony. The thing we need is to tap the German league for a decent striker, Kiessling as well as trying to bring in a few young german talent and try to develop them here.

  • 91 HKer // Jul 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    All said 10mil is too expensive for last year contract player and sign him as free agent next year. But wonder to know would he still come to NUFC if other big names come in the deal or just little club but with high wage package ?

  • 92 GenralHez // Jul 29, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    We do need to sign a couple of strickers, a defensive midfield / centre half and an attacking midfielder but we must not bankrupt the club by paying Fat Freddy style fees and wages. I hope Carr can save us.

    The best signing would be a new manager, unfortunately it is not going to happen any time soon.

    In the mean time I will keep supporting the toon with my usual blind faith.

  • 93 coastalboy // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Who couldnt see this coming? Ashley is laughing his head off counting his season ticket sales

  • 94 toonicle // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Frustrating as it might be that we haven’t signed anyone yet, Lyon was starting to get ridiculous with their fee demands there. We can find better or at least just as good for the price that Lyon rejected.

  • 95 usmagpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    SHOCKER, SHOCKER, SHOCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 96 usmagpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    News in: Newcastle have halted negotiation’s with yet another striker during the most important transfer window, like they have done for the last 5 years, but don’t worry because when we a screwed, we will fix this in the January transfer window for about 12 million and get 6 new player in the door.

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