Kinnear, Pardew Meet Today on Transfers – But This Man Is Key

Alan Pardew ill be back at the Brenton Training Headquarters today, where both Alan and Joe Kinnear have their offices, and Alan will be updated on the situation with Bafetimbi Gomis by his boss Joe Kinnear.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – anxious to join Newcastle

The current situation is that Lyon rejected an improved offer of around €8M for Gomis on Saturday, even though Gomis has disappeared from sight in an attempt to force through a move to Newcastle, and that stance by the Frenchman hopefully will help Newcastle’s pursuit.

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas wants €10M Euros, plus an additional €2M in add-ons (bonuses), and that’s a lot for a player who will become a free agent next June – and Newcastle’s offer of €8M (€6.9M) is a good one for Gomis – let’s be fair to Newcastle.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:

“All I can say is that I haven’t spoken to Joe about the pursuit of Gomis for the past two days,” “I obviously let him, Mike Ashley and the board get on with trying to get a striker in. I will check with Joe today to see where we are.”

In this situation there’s not much that Pardew and Kinnear can do – fo instance they cannot say – well let’s bid another €2M for Gomis.

How much Newcastle will offer is controlled by owner Mike Ashley, and if he decides the money Aulas is seeking for his striker is too much, then Newcastle will walk away – that’s what’s happened in the past.

So it’s really up to Mike Ashley if there is an impasse on the fee, and all Kinnear and others can do in the transfer process is to try to persuade Lyon that the current Newcastle offer is a good deal for Lyon.

We think it is, and Newcastle fans are in no mood for Newcastle to walk away from another deal, if we are as close as the French press are suggesting we are to an agreement.

Here’s hoping we can still do the deal – somehow

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19 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Forget everything lads n lasses…..

    JK in Newcastle today #NUFC#overtheline

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 53s

    FLASH: According to @lequipe Newcastle have terminated negotiations for Bafetimbi Gomis. #OL #NUFC

    Pardew and Kinnear can meet and have their cup of teas then piss off back to their homes empty handed.

    We’re not signing anyone

  • Toon73

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    This could drag on for another 35 days yawn

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4


    Bent was great a few years back, but he is now nearly 30, extremely injury prone, has lost his pace due to those injuries, is on huge ages and has an awful attitude.

    Unlike Pardew, Lambert is a good up and coming manager who knows what he’s doing and is on the up.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Yes, I think Anita will get a chance. I think the selection of players out of form last season was more down to a man who had run out of ideas, and was desperately trying to grasp the formula he had the previous year.

    This season, he won’t be trying to do that, and I think we will see a lot less starting time for Jonas, and if Tiote doesn’t show some very good form then for him as well.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Not going to sign anyone this summer
    Kinnear is in as a deal spoiler

  • nut meg

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Can you excuse a old codger for asking BUT 2M for add ons/bonus for what?

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #8

    The greediest billionarie in the world appoints the biggest joke of a man as a director of football and here we are expecting transfers to happen??

    Who the hell are we kidding ..

    To hell with Ashley and Kinnear

  • cestriasteve

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Nick Powell would be an excellent choice as AMF, that was a good shout Lilongwe!!

  • Toon73

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10

    hahahahaha blog meltdown imminent 🙂

  • Toon73

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #11

    yeah watch the Lyon President drop to his knees and assume the position

  • lesh

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #12

    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!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #13

    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.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Since Ashley is a greedy moron yet he wants to do deals with French clubs who themselves have greedy club presidents / owners .

    Goes to show the stupid direction we are currently heading towards

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully today is one of the days our part time DOF goes into work?

  • Blofal

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Been watching highlights of Gomis. I can see why we are after him, his hold and turn style is one that works in the EPL.

    I also didn’t mind the look of Alexandre Lacazette. We need wingers and I would put in a 5 mill (euro) bid for him along with Gomis. He isn’t worth 8.5 mill like Transfer Mkt says though.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #17


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

    You should be utterly ashamed for having the sinfulness to harbour such doubts, let alone the disloyalty to express them. Take a cold shower and buy a Wonga shirt – then toe the Ashley line, boy!!

  • Toon_Army

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #18

    At least we still have Shola!!!

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew knows we need at least two players – probably three.
    So why does he sit like a jellyfish and accept all the ess aitch one tea that comes his way?
    Spine donors apply at NUFC please.


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