Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is trying to cozy up to his €10M striker Bafe Gomis, and that’s after he had sent the French International striker to train with the youngsters at the French club earlier this summer.
Bafe Gomis – no intention of staying at Lyon
Aulas had said Gomis was not part of the first-team squsd at Lyon, but with Lisandro Lopez surprisingly moving to Qatari club Al Gharafa last week, Gomis may have become more important to Lyon, unless they can bring in another striker.
This is what Aulas told L’Equipe:
“The circumstances have changed. Newcastle broke off negotiations, and we haven’t had other offers. The most logical solution would be for everyone to show a little humility, myself in particular, so that he extends his contract by a year.”
“But there are conditions, notably with regard to what coach Remi Garde wants to do.” We will look a player to replace Lisandro. A center-forward or someone who can play on the flank.”
The striker has made it clear that Newcastle is the club he wants to join, and he has already turned down potential moves to Rubin Kazan and Fulham over the last twelve months.
And it seems Bafe has no intention at all of remaining at the Stade de Gerland, whatever the Lyon President may say.
There’s still 18 days to go in the transfer window and the story on Gomis may even have a happy ending for Newcastle fans before the end of this summer’s transfer window.
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