Moussa Sissoko got to know Bafetimbi Gomis when both players were in the full French squad, and while the transfer of Gomis to Newcastle is looking a little dodgy these days, the 23 year-old powerful Newcastle midfielder is still hoping Joe Kinnear can get the deal done before early September.
Moussa Sissoko – wants Gomis at Newcastle
This is what Moussa said last night:
“Bafe Gomis is my friend and he says to me that he wants to come to Newcastle, but it is not easy with the President of Lyon or an agent.”
“I don’t know if it’s finished yet or not. If he comes here, it is a very good move for him. I will keep the message the same to him – we would like him to come to Newcastle. Maybe I will talk to him this week again.”
“Newcastle are a very good team and now we have to show it. The team is feeling good ahead of Manchester City. We have one of the toughest games you could have on the first game of the season but if I play well and hard maybe we can win there.”
In fact Bafe seems to be the innocent party in all of this, and has agreed terms with Newcastle and Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has accepted Newcastle’s bid of up to €10M (long term) for the striker.
Bafe Gomis – his Newcastle move is still possible
The hold-up is his agents asking for exorbitant fees, so it must be difficult for the 28 year-old at the moment, so maybe it’s a good thing that Moussa gives him a call.
And we still think there’s a decent chance we can get Bafe in during the next three weeks, but ti’s a pity we didn’t get him a couple of weeks ago and he could have been ready for the start of the season – but better late than never..
What do you think?
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:
You can also reach Ed at email@example.com