There are reports that Joe Kinnear and Graham Carr are currently in France on a double mission – one is to rekindle interest in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis – and the Newcastle hierarchy (Joe, Graham, Lee Charnley and possibly Alan Pardew) are also in talks with Yohan Cabaye’s agents, on a possible transfer out of Newcastle.
Bafe Gomis – Newcastle back in for striker?
The news is in Sky Sports but on checking some of the French media, there is no such news being reported in France, so we should probably take the report with a pinch of salt.
It seems that Newcastle are telling Yohan’s agents they are willing to let him leave Newcastle but only at a decent price – which will be at least £20M, and hopefully even higher than that figure.
And we are hoping Newcastle will go back in for Bafe Gomis, and seal the deal with Lyon.
Last night Newcastle had only one shot on target last night at the Etihad Stadium, and our attack (what attack?) seemed non-existent.
Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle are back in for Bafe Gomis, and we hope that news is true, but after last night’s very poor performance, it would be a good guess that Newcastle may be reconsidering a move for Gomis.
Joe Kinnear and company need to get this deal done, and get the player to Newcastle – since there are only 13 days left in this transfer window and Newcastle have done precious little so far this summer.
The report also says Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin from Lille, but he would cost too much, after Lille signed him for only €3.5M in late January, but now want €15M for their top youngster.
If we wanted him then Newcastle should have signed him in January, but maybe Newcastle could arrange a season long loan deal for the youngster?
We’d really like to see Bafe Gomis at Newcastle come September 3rd, and we’d also like to see Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle come September 3rd.
What do you think?
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