My son Neil has alerted me to Bafe Gomis’ Twitter account last night, where Gomis was saying some good things about Newcastle, and that he was looking for the move to be finally closed.
Bafe Gomis – I’m already leaning English
It didn’t seem like new news at the time, because it’s clear that Bafe is more than keen on a move to Newcastle, who have conducted themselves with great professionalism in their efforts sign Gomis from Lyon.
But now that Lyon President Jean-Michael Aulas has spoken out after their Champions League 1-0 qualifier win in Zürich last night, and talked about Marseilles trying to unsettle the player and derail his eventual move to Newcastle, it’s appropriate to put this out – that Gomis wants the move to Newcastle, and we are his first choice club.
Here is his Twitter account and these are some of the tweets from the French striker, and it was also his 28th birthday yesterday, which is why there are tweets of congratulations on that:
“Thanks 4 all the support that u guys give me, sadly the decision to come join u is not my own- its more complicated. Excuse 4 my translation.”
And Twitter user – Reece_Embery -asked the 28-year-old if he was learning English
“Happy Birthday Bafetimbi. Already Learning English? Ready For NUFC?”
And the striker replied:
“Yeah I started a little bit – but not fluent in Jordy yet”.
So that’s a good start for Bafe, although he’ll learn that it’s spelled Geordie.
The Gomis transfer is turning out to be so very complicated, but we still think there will be a solution and we’d be surprised if the deal is now done by the end of the coming weekend.
And if get him Gomis will be welcomed with open arms on Tyneside, because Newcastle fans love a player who wants to join the club, and makes every effort to get to Tyneside.
And if Joe Kinnear can get this one done – even Joe will start to look golden.
Or am I going too far?
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