Newcastle fans are getting just a little bit unsettled at the club’s failure to bring in a permanent senior signing this summer, and with just 16 days left in the transfer window, Newcastle are the only Premier League side who have not made a permanent senior signing this summer – and it’s looking too much like last summer for comfort.
Alan Pardew - we need another striker (is that an echo we hear?)
It looks as though Newcastle have been ineffective at best at going after their top striker targets, but you never really know what the truth is, and what’s really happening behind the scenes.
But there could be some good news today and it’s that Newcastle may be considering going back in for 28 year-old Lyon striker Bafe Gomis, who is in complete limbo at the moment at Lyon.
The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle are considering going back in for the top French International, and we have to hope that is true, because maybe all that’s needed is to offer his agents’ a little bit more money.
And while they do that they can given them all a few slaps across the face for the trouble they’ve caused Newcastle – that should even things up.
There was news last night from Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas in the French media that Gomis wanted to play in Germany – and that came right out of the blue, and we don’t know if there’s any truth to that.
But Aulas did say the situation remained complicated, which is what Joe Kinnear told us the day before we finally signed Loic Remy on loan almost two weeks ago, and we have to believe that Lyon would just love to receive the up front €8M fee, plus a possible €2M in add-ons for their striker.
That’s very good money being offered by Newcastle – let’s be fair to Joe Kinnear on that.
This is what Alan Pardew said in the Chronicle today:
“That’s where we’re at.” “Joe’s on the case, and I think Mike agrees with me and Joe that we need one more.” “That’s helpful, as he’s the one who’s got to pay.”
“We speak enough to know where we are.” “His focus is purely on the transfers, and hopefully he can get a striker.” “It’s a movable feast – that’s the trouble with the transfer window.”
One knocks on to another.” “A signing goes in one club, and releases someone else.” “All those things are happening, and you’ve got to move with it.” “Players are not for sale, and then suddenly they are for sale.”
“On our part, it’s important that we bring another striker in.” “It’s obvious that we tried to do that with Darren Bent.” “I’m hoping we get one over the line.”
“Remy’s a great signing for us. We want to try to make the best team we can, and I think we should try to sign another one.” “We need to carry more of an offensive threat.”
Alan Pardew has sounded like a broken record, ever since Loic Remy was signed almost two weeks ago, and to be sure Loic is a great signing for Newcastle – and it’s hard to criticize the Newcastle manager because he wants a new striker as much as the fans do.
Get Bafetimbi Gomis through the door and we will have succeeded in getting two top strikers to the club this summer, and that was always the major goal this summer.
Come on Newcastle – in Nike’s words – just do it.
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