Newcastle Pull Out Of Gomis Deal


There’s a very short report in the Sunday Express today that Newcastle have pulled out of signing French International striker, Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis, but we wonder if there’s any truth to that.

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Bafe Gomis – deal dead?

Newcastle have agreed a fee up to €10M for the striker and wages have also been agreed, but the fees being asked by his agents are exorbitant, and Newcastle are balking at paying them – and you cannot blame them for that.

They also report that Marseilles have come back n and met the asking price of the striker, but that specific French Club is currently being investigated for improper dealings with the striker and his agents by the French Professional Football League (LFP), so we’d be a little surprised if that is true.

We’ve also trolled the French press this morning and there’s nothing at all we can find to corroborate this news, so it may be just a guess at what may happen.

We still think as time goes by towards September,  it puts Gomis’ agents under more pressure to accept lower fees, unless Marseilles meets the asking price ofor Gomis, and that doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment.

And Gomis has made it clear to everyone that his first choice is Newcastle – pity he cannot control his agents a little better – they work for him don’t forget.

What do you think?

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290 comments so far

  • t00ntime

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #1

    this is why agents are ruining football

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  • thebionicMAG

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope so I’m bored of this story.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    indian, few threads back

    thanks for clearing that up for me. I’d no idea france and belgium were in europe

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  • numba9

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #4

    He doesn’t want to sign any 1 the tight ass going down this year again

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  • Graeme

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Its time the clowns at EUFA and FIFA made it very clear that the Agent works for and is engaged by the Player.

    It is therefore the resposibility of the PLAYER to sort out the remuneration he agreed to pay his Agent to represent him!! It is a simple thing really.

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  • corkypants85

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Does anyone have a link for that fantasy football league for folkes on the blog?

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  • count

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

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  • PrinceMonkey

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Just realised that wongo sponsor hearts. Hearts who are in administration. Hearts who couldn’t pay their players on time. Probably not the ideal partner for a pay day loan company!

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  • thebionicMAG

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    If he really wanted to come he’s be here. Agents represent footballers they don’t control them – unless of course the player allows them too.
    The bottom line is agents work for the footballers who ultimately have the final say in any of their moves. He could fire his agent at the drop of a hat and come to Newcastle if he really wanted.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    This story has had more twists than a pretzel

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  • Heslop Toon

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #11

    @6
    It should be down the right hand side of the blog page if you look.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Corkypants – the info is on the right hand side of this page mate.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #13

    “newcastle have pulled out of the deal” my betting is he’ll be a toon player by wednesday .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #14

    I wonder why Bonys, Carrolls or RDV’s agents never asked for exorbitant fees !

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  • veto

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    what would they know ?
    JFK is on the eurostar on his way to talk to them now

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  • Rooster

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Who knows, its all one big frigan circus, so looks like everything agreed apart from gent fees, oh dear, if MA was an Agent he would be trying to get the bst deal all round, surely we all know that, it is really starting to stink the place out.

    Are we going on to JK`s second list then OMG.

    Watched that so called friendly yesterday and did not move a muscle for virtually 90 mins not even when we scored from a corner as I was frozen in disbelief.

    Too many of our players still imo showing very little passion for this football club, ive got to say I love Ben Arfa but he just floats about the pitch good ball bad ball good dribble bad dribble, Sissoko I don’t know what contribution he gave apart from one good run in to the box, Cabaye did not produce anything, marv came on and looked like he dosnt want to be here.

    Totally mind numbing game friendly or not, young Dummet is the bright spark, and will only get better as the lad has a big heart as well.

    Get the cheque book out, get a few more in no excuses, nothing changing from last season from what I can see so far this season.

    Alan Pardew, John Carver Steve Stone, not enspiring at all is it and the fact that our training sessions were little more than a joke last season should have bared down on Carver as he organized them, he really should have been taken to task for our total lack of fitness.

    At this moment in time I am dreading this season, because if the football is of the same standard as last it is just not by any stretch of the imagination good enough.

    FED UP READING MAYBE COULD BE SHOULD BE DAY AFTER DAY. ADIOS!

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  • alext109

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Repost:

    Anyone know how to find the strip from yesterdays game? I can’t find it on the website, or have they not released it yet?

    Link??

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  • Slank

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Graeme

    Couldn’t agree more.

    If a player employs an agent he should pay that agent. If a buying club employs an agent it should pay that agent. Simple and straightforward.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Were we ever really in it? Once remy was done there is was no need to get another. At least we have cambell coming through. Doh

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  • toon kk

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #20

    When it comes to spending its such a major issue at Newcastle, thats why we keep losing our targets. Its all about money with Mashley not ambition.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Alex. Just get a blacburn top and a pot of black dye…. Dont pay money to feed the beast

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Pardew is doing his very best to lower expectations about any more incoming players. Even though we know he wanted 2-3 guys in from earlier comments.

    He is also softening fans up by talking about how good the pre-season has been – dressing room atmosphere, fitness and training etc.,

    The club are also making aggressive comments about the selling prices for our better players. We have not really been associated with any replacement players for – say Cabs other than Martin. So if we do sell late we will not be able to replace.

    Does this all sound horribly familiar ?
    And we all know where we ended up last year.
    The only difference is that this season AP will be the stooge and JFK will be at the helm come May 2014 ….. and this blog will be full of the usual comments raving about the manager.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #23

    You have to ask the question, is all this penny pinching worth it in the end ?

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #24

    rooster @ 16 — missed the game yesterday , Was it that bad ????

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  • Slank

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #25

    toon kk

    Would you be happy to accept higher gate charges (say an extra 25%) to fund purchases?

    The club has said often enough that isn’t going to get itself into financial difficulty by reckless spending.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #26

    so boring. this guys is hardly work it

    8mil fee and 70k wages? on him? I’d rather have modibo maiga over this guy, and I hardly wanted the latter

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #27

    @19,
    I wonder that myself.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Slank

    How much do Norwich?swansea/Cardiff charge. Is it higher or lower than NUFC

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  • Graeme

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Jail – I guess it depends on who you ask the question!!

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  • numba9

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #30

    The last two or three summers clot of players have left not to be replaced how can we compete in this league ? We will lack goals again that’s for sure

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Slank. Gates dont really generate huge amounts. Its all sponsorhip and tv money. – and in our case profits from player sales. However, sponsorship would not be so big if we didnt have a full stadium as sponsors want to be associated with success. A few empty stadiums would make the likes of cashley start to take notice………. And then 52000 turn up for the 1st stuffing of the season.

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  • Tommyy

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #32

    I don’t know why or how it can be so hard to just get a good manager in to suit the players and get deals sorted! No other clubs have these issues so far into negotiations unless its for massive money signings. I just hate everything Newcastle at the moment.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #33

    tads…I am more concerned about how we are going to negotiate Remy’s wages down when we are going to sign him permanently? 🙂

    …I don’t think we can I cannot see us either paying him £80k a week or Gomis for that matter £70k a week 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Slank,
    I’d be happy to pay the same as Swansea fans, and btw were only a fiver cheaper than Spurs on cat A, B and C games almost the price of a plastic bottle of Carling

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  • Slank

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail @ 23

    I believe that we offered the highest amount / package from all those clubs that bid for PEA. However, he decided that money wasn’t everything.

    We aren’t in the same league as Arsenal, ManU, Man City and Chelsea in the amount they are prepared to pay but then again the players they are after wouldn’t want to come us. They want success and trophies, something we cannot provide them based on our history in the last 50 years.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Take the emotional attachment of the toon away and think of the toon as a cinema.
    The movie been shown has no stars, lousy plot, you have been told the ending and the reviews slate it. Would u still go?

    The old adage of putting 11 dustbins on the pitch with blk n white shirts on and the ground will be full is still true and thats why cashley gets away with doing what he likes

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  • Wiz

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #37

    It is possible, I suppose, that Ashley is staring out the agents and wants to push through a better deal as the end of the window approaches. It’s much more likely that the panicky splurge in January is the end of our investment for the calendar year, and was simply brought forward from the planned spending this summer in any case. It is also possible that players like Gouffran and Bigirimana and Anita are getting to grips with the Premiership, but this is unlikely to my mind, as they have not been given serious run-outs in the friendlies. Kinnear has derailed Pardew’s efforts to strengthen the defence, and declared attack is a priority. He might be right about that, and our failure to stump up for Gomis may turn out to be a terrible mistake, but we are shipping fifty-plus goals a season, and have done for three seasons, and there is no effort at all to change that. That has to be a mistake, doesn’t it?

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #38

    if its the owner of lyon or the player and agents who cares but like hell would I pay 7m for a player I can get a year later for nothing doesnt make any sence at all, find another striker am sure theres a few very good quality ones out there but then again MA has got a loan player in mr remy on 80 grand a week maybe thats all were going to get and in that case god help us with pardew turnip at the helm

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Anyone who thinks that we outbid, or offered more money than Dortmund for PEA needs their head checked.

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  • guvnor

    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #40

    NUFC have put a £12 million bid in for Javier Hernandez and are close to signing Tom Ince, Joe Kinnear said last night at the match!

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