There are reports in both L’Equipe and le10sport.com in France today, that Lyon are now blaming their player Bafetimbi Gomis for the breakdown in talks with Newcastle United, which happened yesterday.
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,
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