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.
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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