Lyon Blame Gomis For Breakdown In Talks With Newcastle

There are reports in both L’Equipe and in France today, that Lyon are now blaming their player Bafetimbi Gomis for the breakdown in talks with Newcastle United, which happened yesterday.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – blame game going on at Lyon

Lyon placed Gomis on the transfer list recently because the financially strapped French club wants to sell a few of their players to improve the financial position at the club, and at that time Gomis didn’t particularly want to go anywhere, as he was eyeing a place in the french World Cup squad for Brazil next year.

It looks as though would have been happy to see out his last year of his five-year contract at Lyon and become a free agent next June.

But his transfer has become a bit of a circus with the Gomis transfer, but it seems Newcastle have nothing to do with that, as there seems to have been a feud develop between Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas and the player himself.

And last Thursday Gomis didn’t turn up for a meeting with the Lyon President, and seems to have been in hiding ever since, but whether Gomis was responsible for the breakdown with Newcastle we don’t know.

But the French press isn’t buying it, and think that Lyon are simply asking too big a fee for the player, after the Magpies offered a good £6.9M (plus add-ins in some reports) for the French International striker, which was turned down on Saturday by Aulas.

Newcastle have now turned their attentions to Loic Remy, their former target who is at QPR, and we are hoping the club can get a loan deal tied up for the player, and if we can do that it will be Joe Kinnear’s first success in the transfer market since being appointed Newcastle’s Director of Football.

But both Tottenham and Aston Villa are credited with an interest in Gomis, and could potentially move in for the player this week, but it will be a big blow if these clubs beat Newcastle to Gomis.

We definitely need a striker signing this week,

What do you think?

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28 comments so far


    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    nxt topic

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Now where’s your French friend telling that we’re gonna sign Gomis!

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve kept quiet this transfer window. Thinking that all the impatient posters will end up with egg on their faces when we make a couple of good signings.

    I feel like the one with egg on my face now 🙁

    Even if we sign a striker today, it doesn’t really give a great deal of time for him to “bed in” does it?

    Normally quite positive, but getting sick of the regime.

  • lesh

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    BA gone, Cisse possibly on his way, PEA and Bony missed, Bent possibly to Fulham, Gomis going nowhere and Remy, uncertain. Shola, well that’s Shola.

    Yes Joe’s making a cracking start to his reign in charge of refreshing the squad!


    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    its not yet thursday 😉

  • martoon

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #6

    I thought they were blaming NUFC for haggling over wages – but as I said on last blog I find this hard to believe as EPL wages tend to be a lot higher than French ones.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Great job so far by the transfer team … our nearly relegated squad is minus Harper, Simpson and Perch with no one signed.

    The club is a joke.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Aulas is a liar

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Each morning I wake and hope I can come on here and see a swift, Marveaux type of signing snapped up in an instant. Each morning, I’m am disappointed.

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #10

    JAMSHA, I have lost all the patience! I’ll give myself till the beginning of the season.

    coz today I am more interested in Steve Harper’s statement… what’s the big announcement?

  • stuart no9

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #11

    why is it that every time time we try to buy a player , its like pulling teeth- it cant be the fault of the other club ALL the time.- we never seem to make it simple like a lot of clubs who, move in , do the deal, get out . ffs , its like coronation st on this club trying to buy a player.

  • musomag

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #12

    We’ll never know the truth when our own club is being run by tight fisted bullshi##ers.

    Bring in Kinnear to help the media inflate the sale prices of our remaining squad while looking like we’ve just been unfortunate in the transfer market

  • valle

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Just a thought… If we sign a Gomis type of player, will pardew play Cisse on the flank to accomdate him?

  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Harpers big announcement today will be about his testimonial.

  • HullMag6

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Soap opera for the media – reality (hopefully) deal done

    Optimistic me, hopefully Remy too

  • JackButler

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #16

    We are a small time club with a market trader for an owner

  • jackostoon

    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17

    morning lads,
    really desperate for some good news, on a fortnights holiday, so that’s two weeks with wor lass, howay newcastle man, i need cheering up


    Jul 30, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #18

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    dnt no about dat…. mayb his gona join the coachng group nxt season

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Well if it’s only his match, we all know about it ahead of time. I wanna see a more exciting one.

    Maybe we unveiled Hiddink as our new manager. *dreaming*

  • bills-son

    Jul 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m as brassed off as anyone on here that we haven’t signed anyone and especially as it seems obvious defenders aren’t on our shopping list.


    Contrary to the opinion of many on here we haven’t sold any of our top players either. If the club wanted to sell before they buy players would have been sold by now.

    I’m fairly certain we’ll sign at least one striker and I still think there is a good chance both Gomis and Remy will end up here. However, even if that happens I will consider it a poor window if we don’t sign a tall powerful CD, a defensive full back and a DM to put pressure on Tiote.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Quite relieved if we’ve missed out on Bent. Very good 2/3 years ago or 7 years ago when SBR first wanted him.

    Now too old, too injury prone, has lost his pace, is on big wages and has a poor attitude.

    tbf we made 6 signings in January but that was reactive, not pro-active. I think we only really need a Remy type who can play left in a front 3 to set us up.

    Pardew is so predictable he will play Saylor over M’Biwa centrally so maybe the need for a CH isn’t so urgent either. M’Babu can play RB too.

    I’m pretty happy with the squad overall . I just don’t have faith in the manager to stop picking his favourites regardless of form (Saylor, Tiote, Jonas) or to play people in their right positions (Cabaye, Cisse, M’Biwa etc.)

    Plus it’s very alarming if Pardew is only now (aged 52) contemplating ”pass and move” football as if it’s a new fangled thing on top of his favourite player telling him his coaching sessions suck!

    JFK seemingly after all his bluster hasn’t impacted on anything at all much. Not sure if that’s good or bad!
    A technical adviser was what was desperately needed before any signings and that’s obviously not going to happen either.

    However, this squad with a good manager = top 7/8.
    With Pardew = 10 – 13. A good manager can = 5 places

  • Scottiedog

    Jul 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #22

    OMG!!!!!!!!! This blog has just become one big moan!!!! We are not even in August and have over a month to bring someone in so lets not panic quite yet!!!

    On Gomis – He does not want to come here so why go for him?? Remy – Yes he would be good but only on an initial loan until his court case has cleared. PEA – did not want to come here.

    So who is to blame?? IMO it has to be Carr!! With other clubs scouting & signing decent players Carr seems to only be scouting players he has seen two / three years ago. So if we are to move forward we must try another country ie Belgium, Germany etc

  • vipgreek

    Jul 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    I heard we are interested in getting Remy on Loan , so if we do whos going to pay his wages , since we have a strict wage restrictions where we wont over pay for a player

  • mattnufc

    Jul 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #24

    We can pay any percentage, it’s all negotiable. I guess one reason we don’t want to buy him is, along with the rape case, that we don’t want to pay 100% of his very high wages.

  • Owldman

    Jul 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #25

    I cannot believe that we do not have alternatives to Gomis or Remy lined up seems to me Ashley was playing poker with Lyon and lost out , we will soon have the same excuses as before! fees too high , wage demand too high players wanted to come to Toon but clubs woudnt agree terms.What a load of crap if we want them we have to pay the going rate,we will not get established strikers on the cheap.But hang on the next thing we will hear is that we dont need a striker we’ve got a rejuvenated Shola banging in goals for fun, Call the men with white coats to take me away another season like the last on will put us all over the edge.

  • isleofmanman

    Jul 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #26

    The lack of signings is down to the Chubby Cheque Signer. Ditto lack of ambition. Four day week worker Joe is his bag carrier. Period.

    As it stands I see an unwarranted contract + big wages for Remy rather than a loan deal with options bolted on which is what both parties deserve

  • ogalaga_toon

    Jul 30, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Lacazette from Lyon would also be good. We can get him under 10 mil, and he’s quite young, 22

  • AndyMac

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #28

    “But his transfer has become a bit of a circus with the Gomis transfer, but it seems Newcastle have nothing to do with that”

    You 100% sure on that Ed ? As Isle of man man says this on/off deal has got the chubby cheque signers paw prints all over it !


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