Newcastle Agree Fee And Terms For Bafetimbi Gomis


News is coming in that Newcastle have now agreed a fee with Lyon for their 27 year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis, so it looks like we are close to our first senior signing of the season, but the thing that is still holding things up is the fees to be paid to his agents, which have still not been agreed.

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Bafetimbi Gomis – fee agreed

The news is coming courtesy (again) of the French club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas, and Newcastle have agreed to pay £8.7M for the 27-year-old, who scored 20 goals for Lyon last season in 40 total appearances.

Aulas told French paper Le Journal du Dimanche this – which is also being reported in several other French media outlets:

“We agreed on Newcastle’s offer for an eight million euros transfer plus two million in bonuses. The club has come to accept the player’s salary claims.”

“The deal is now subject to an agreement over the agents fees,’ ‘I understand there’s a problem over the amount and the payment of the fees” “There are several people involved in the negotiations which often complicates things.”

“But I am hopeful that it will be settled within the next 24 or 48 hours.”

So we’ve agreed the fee with Lyon and agreed the terms with Gomis himself, which we had accomplished last weekend, so the only thing now is the agents’ fees.

Agents fees are becoming more of a problem in recent years, and it’s said that Newcastle paid Demba Ba’s agents £2M in fees for his free transfer two years ago – but we cannot believe this will hold things up for too much longer.

But it also looks like Newcastle have agreed to pay another €2M in bonuses for the player, which is essentially what Lyon were asking for last weekend, so Newcastle have decided to pay up and get the player, and we think that’s a good move by the club.

But €10M is still a lot of money to pay for a striker who would have been a free agent next summer, but in the grand scheme of things he’s still a good buy for Newcastle United.

But one caution – now that the fee is agreed another club could come in match the fee Lyon want and then offer Gomis a better deal than he’s got from Newcastle, which is how we lost Loic Remy in January.

But Newcastle must move very quickly now, and this could be completed very soon, and then we will need to pay out £6.8M for Loic Remy of QPR and then we’ll be all set for next season.

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262 comments so far

  • DokToon

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    gmorning ibiza,

    how is life in bikini optional land? ;p

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  • Big Foot

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #2

    So, on Gomis, starting alongside Cisse or rotating with Gouffran depending on form?

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  • DokToon

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #3

    oops first, like it really matters anyway lol

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Allahu Akbar!!!

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  • Big Foot

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #5

    That’s if he signs of course, we’ve been this close before and it’s went t’s up

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  • richyg01

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Bloody agents and their fees strike again.

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  • moneymay

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Finally!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza

    To your comment on previous article…

    Touché

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  • magicbus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Will Ashley pay what the agents are asking though?

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  • Offkey

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Big foot – starting in a 4-4-2 I think will happen

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Ha, I’ve just realised that wasn’t breaking news to most of you!

    Whilst it’s definitely good news does anyone else feel (apart from JackButler &mattyNUFC) that we’re paying a bit too much for him? I’m only going on transfermarkt and what people have said on the blog but I feel for a player with only 1 year left on his contract, unproven in the PL, that this is a few million euros to much..?

    Still, glad to be betting a striker in and ‘In Carr We Trust’ and all that.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #12

    This should get the ball rolling, Remy in in quick succession!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #13

    442

    it’s quite clear

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Allahu akbar?????

    IT’S A TRAP!!

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #15

    442, hba left sissoko wide right ?

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  • Jackel001

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    @mohammedali_93: Gomis tells But!: “it’s been three weeks since I’ve agreed with #Newcastle. There are only a few details to sort out” http://t.co/aNsLu6cpzv

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  • richyg01

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    £2M loan fee for Remy.

    We could have had Austin for £4M, bargain that like, old flappy chops wheeler dealing again.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #18

    i couldnt give a damn if we play 442 so long as we win

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  • Big Foot

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Offkey, hope he links as well with Cisse as Bony did with Michu did last night, good striking partnerships mean lots of goals

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  • Bryan

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Lets not sit on our laurels, get Remy in asap. Once they are on board concentrate on LW & CB. Regardless what AP thinks we still need strengthening in these areas. Defensively last season we were very poor, yet the same players are still going to occupy these positions. Umm not to sure!!

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  • Big Foot

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Throw Remy into the mix and it becomes the fabled 4-3-3

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #22

    rowan

    don’t get me wrong, i think Carr is a top scout

    but he also wanted douglas, said lallana would never be good enough for the PL, wanted luuk de jong who has proven a flop in germany (although I do think he is a decent player), pushed for gervinho who is pretty woeful, erding who i think it underrated but has his detractors amongst folks who’ve seen him play more than myself, and there have been others that i can’t pick off the top of my head.

    i do hope i’m wrong about gomis, but he’s just been mediocre at best each time i’ve seen him play

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  • Pokat

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #23

    What a chew on this one has been, just like all the others! Is it just this club, or is it French clubs that make life awkward? Everyone else seems to be able to get their players ‘over the line’ in a pretty straightforward way.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #24

    442 with hba advanced just behind the strikers. Somehow have to fit cabs and socks into that though.

    If we play 433 we can only use cisse and biffy one at a time (if we sign him that is)

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  • King Arfa

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Allahu Akbar iv heard that a few times in my time!!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #26

    kebab

    i couldn’t give a damn as long as we’re entertained. we could lose 15 games a season and, so long as we survive and put on a show every time, i’m happy

    love watching swansea play. they don’t win all the time but boy it’s fun stuff to watch

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #27

    apparently gomis has now decided he wants marseille!

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Training camp?

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #29

    This Swansea fixation is bordering on voyeurism now. Lets focus on us please!

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  • King Arfa

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Na not quite!

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  • Offkey

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Big foot – dare I say they are going after Remy as well so we can change it up to a 4-3-3 in the second half of matches…….or is it the other way round.

    Rowan – Too expensive imo, but I dont really care as long as he (or his agents) cross the line

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  • Twatter

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #32

    @mattyNUFC

    And yet he’s scored 10 goals or more consistently for the last seven seasons/

    Whatever his style of play, that’s not mediocre, my friend.

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  • Phatoon

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Could do a 4-4-2 Diamond /Narrorw 4-3-3

    EG:

    ……………………………Krul
    ……………MYM……………..Colo
    Debs……………………………………Santon
    …………………………Tiote/Anita
    ……………..Sissoko…………Cabaye
    …………………………..HBA
    ……………….Gomis………….Cisse

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  • Big Foot

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Offkey, best do the 4-3-3 in the first half, you know we only put a good first 45 in!

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  • Phatoon

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Wow that looks different to the writing in the text box!

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  • alext109

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #36

    It is just a coincidence that the agents are wanting 2m and the loan fee that ‘Arry reported earlier today for Remy is also 2m?

    Just a one off thing or does this mean that Ashley would rather spend 2m for a permanent player in agent fees than for a loan deal that might turn sour?

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  • swisstone

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Tell you what I would love – a Marveaux type signing, completely out the blue no messing.

    Not sure who is to blame but we dont half drag out these deals.

    And rowan – agree the fee appears high for one year on contract. Having said that, would only look at the transfer fee as the bonuses and agent fees would be paid even if a ‘free’ next season.

    But a case of needs must now i think!

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #38

    mattyNUFC

    I’ve only seen Douglas a few times but each time he has made mistakes and seems to get caught out; I’ve never really understood our interest in him either. And I totally agree on Gervinho too. I didn’t realise Carr said that about Lallana though- woops! Not quite as bad as ‘You’ll never win anything with kids…”

    I hope you’re wrong too, but for us to stump up that much cash we must have a fair bit of faith in him – unless this is how the Pardew/Carr/Kinnear relationship can backfire through a clash of opinions (Maybe Carr doesn’t rate him that much but Kinnear does, or something like that).

    How many times have you seen Gomis play?

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  • Offkey

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Phatoon – hit enter after each line and dont continue to the next line using dots

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Phatoon

    It is clear what you mean though.

    Thats what i had in mind, but fook knows what we will end up with.

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