This Is Still In Newcastle’s Favor In Bafe Gomis Transfer

We’re not sure what exactly is holding up the transfer of Bafe Gomis from Lyon to Newcastle, but the most common sticking point being reported in the press, is the fees wanted by his agents are just too high.

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Bafe Gomis – waiting for the Newcastle deal to go through

And it  wouldn’t be the first time agents’ fees have held up or even ended a potential transfer,  and each year Premier League clubs have to publish the fees paid to agents and the amounts paid out are a little staggering.

In short they are far too much and agents are getting rich just for arranging the deals, which seems absurd, and it’s something that football will have to get under control sooner rather than later.

But if we assume the fees are what’s holding the deal up, as the end of the transfer window approaches Lyon  will become even more anxious to sell, because if Bafe doesn’t leave this summer, his price will go down.

He could still leave in January, but the transfer fee for him would be less than it is now, so Lyon would lose out, and assuming agents’ fees are based on a percentage of the fee (that’s an assumption) then the agents’ fees will also decrease.

So it seems that as long as another club doesn’t come in and meet the Lyon fee for Gomis €8M plus €2M in add-on fees that Newcastle have agreed to pay, the pressure will be on both Lyon and his agents to get a deal done with Newcastle.

And to use the immortal words of Mick Jagger – time is on our side. 😀

But Joe Kinnear will need to make a tough decision before the end of August, and if it looks like the Gomis deal will not go through Newcastle will still need to bring in another striker.

And that’s why we were wondering yesterday which striker is at the top of Newcastle’s B list.

What do you think?

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23 comments so far

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 10, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #1



    Howay man, you can’t really think that? The board admitted fault for that and you of all people should know Ashley see’ s money before anything else?

    What’s gives you more money? Higher position in the league.

    If he wants to sell, what’s more attractive than a team up there with the best, already got the stadium.

    If like when he bought the club he still wants to push SD to an international base the best way to do that?

    I’m not defending the kernt btw I’m just saying the aim is never going to be to hover around 14 to 9th. Because there isn’t enough money in it.

  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 10, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Im pretty sick of this Gomis debacle, I hope that we move on to a new target soon

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 10, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    30m for cabaye?

    Sorry cabs but I’ve been watching last season games on motd this morning and you are one of the worst for lumping the ball up. 30m is a gomis, Sinclair, siem de jong plus agent fees, I think he’s great in form but I don’t know many who wouldn’t have those 3 over him.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    The board got Pardew to jointly admit the shambles and have they put it right yet ?
    Higher places of course bring in more money but it also requires investment so it ends up a status quo, invest andvtake avrisk on success or stagnate and collect the TV money. Mashley has shown us his hand too many times.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    By all means show me we have said our aim is minimum top 10 but pushing for 5th

    Because I recall us merely saying top 10 then a few days later pardew saying survival was the objective

  • sparky55

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    we’ll get no more than 18 million for cabs and they’ll say the player wanted to leave and that it’s almost impossible to keep a player who wants to leave.

    18 million is still great money for someone who has given up on pardews footballing philosophy

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Are you honestly looking forward to hearing mackem Mick in the dug out shouting ‘arr ‘ere man ‘oowf it man ‘

  • ToonandGloom

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Agree on 30m for cabaye he’s lazy with quite a bad attitude when not going his way. Tbh a would take 20m for him, not worth waiting every 3 games for him to have a blinder.
    The big Q is tho, how much of that £££ would Ashley actually spend?

  • james589

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Except his value won’t go down. Lyon’s chairman Aulas said yesterday that if Gomis stays then he will need to sign a new deal. So we don’t really have an advantage to force home there I’m afraid.

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10


    The board got pardew to take part responsibility? How can you possibly know that?


    I’m not going to waste my time by scrolling through all of eds articles, but I give you my word that both 10th is the bare minimum and the aim is to replicate the 5th place finish has been said by pardew, feel free to look yourself.

    And yes he said the relegation thing but if I recall it was the first priority is to stear clear of it, which is right in a way for a team that finished so low in the league.

  • Magpie Myles

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Where has all this talk for Cabaye come from? I’ve only heard talk and nothing concrete.

  • blew

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Time to give the Gomis thing a miss, its now
    boring. In any case I don’t see the point in paying
    a total of £10M for a player who will be free next
    year. I will be shocked if Ashley is prepared to
    go ahead with this deal given the financial
    outlay for a 28 years old and all the behind the
    scene shambles. And Gomis is a gamble.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Agree –
    Cabaye a class act when things are going for him
    BUT looks a moody sod when thingsc are not going for him. Gets booked for sly cynical niggly tackles and after about 70 minutes if the TOON are getting beat seems to pull up or get a injury so he can come off.
    Things move on and if he wants to go and a club comes in for him for big money then sell – hopefully not the last day of the transfer window so we cannot get anyone in.

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14


    Unfortunately for Lyon they can’t force him to sign a new deal n then he can leave on bosman rule (free)

  • matthewjai

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #15

    He dont really need to sign. A club simply cannot force a player to sign a new deal lol.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Pardew saying 10th is target is lowering expectation in order for him to more easily achieve and have an easy ride to prolong his wage packet and unwarranted status.

    He’s a master at (trying to) lowering our hopes and thousands of fans know it.

    Then, it’s easier for him to make up excuses and it is closer to the lower in the table finish which he is used to throughout his career. His excuses, as we’ve repeatedly seen, attempt to cover up the at time pathetic attempt to win a game of football.

    Basically, to him, Europe is a burdon and he doesn’t want it. That is a disgrace in itself.

    Europe should be treated with maximum respect. Little does he tell the people he tries to brainwash and con, that he used to fringe players and kids for the majority of the conpetition whilst we had no cups to play in because he got us knocked out of them straight away. So the players were still (supposed to be) fresh.

  • John PK

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #17
  • ToonandGloom

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Doesn’t look hungry enough a suggest AP negative tactics may have had a big part to play in it. Still no reason why he can’t play his heart out week in week out, even when he was captain didn’t look like he had the same desire as his 1st season. Comes across as very arrogant (may just be a French thing) haha. Apologies Niafron and other French readers

  • james589

    Aug 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Well no but Aulas made it sound as though he wouldn’t be staying without a new deal, so whether that’s an indication that he’ll be leaving or not is anyone’s guess.

    Don’t know how much can be read into Gomis’ tweets as there are a lot if contradicting views but I don’t think he’s completely opposed to a stay. Last week he said he hoped for ‘good things and many goals- here or elsewhere’.

    Let’s not forget that Aulas said last weekend that the deal wouldn’t go through for 8 days, so there’s still time for the prophecy to hold true!

    Personally if it drags on much longer I’d bail and go for Ince as for the same price he’d be a great capture for us and then try and find another striker- we must have back up options, I’d be very surprised if Carr hasn’t drawn up a whole list of potentials.

  • Phil K

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m fed up with all this crap. The agents and that creep of Lyons prez, and the latest lunacy of them demanding NEWCASTLE pay a severance payment for God’s sake Also we having to pay Lyon’s money to St Etienne, and how the hell can Marseille stop a f*****g transfer not concerning them ?

  • Phil K

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Easy answer to a better season though – ignore Gomis and sack Pardew and DON’T allow Kinnear to take over (although TBF he’d be no worse than Pardew)

  • toonincheek

    Aug 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #22

    This is dragging on a bit.

    I’m a bit surprised as I reckoin the fee we are (reported to be) offering is good for a player of his age who would become a free agent in 12 months.

    I would evem say to all those who complain that MA is tight fisted – do you think the fee offered is perhaps generous rather than tight fisted?

  • microbar

    Aug 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Lets just move on from gormless now he is obviously looking for a better club wages or both.


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