News today in the Daily Mail that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew watched Lyon against Real Sociedad in the Champions League last night,in the first game of a two game qualifying tie, as Newcastle seem to be considering going back in for Bafe Gomis, as we reported late last night.
Lyon were outplayed at home by the impressive looking San Sebastien side, who scored two fantastic goals.
Yoann Gourcuff - Newcastle now interested in this player
Newcastle were torn apart by Manchester City on Monday night and we were lucky to come away with only a 4-0 defeat (let’s be honest – thanks Tim), and the positive effect could be to sting Newcastle officials into action and buy some players this summer, and it looks like Newcastle will now get at least £20M from PSG for Yohan Cabaye.
The news this morning is that Newcastle are interested in Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, who is 27 years old and has been capped by France 29 times and he’s an excellent player.
Alan Pardew is said to be in France with Joe Kinnear and Graham Carr, and we have to believe secretary Lee Charnley is also over there, and it seems the brains trust is grouping to decide who they should move for – when they get the deal for Yohan Cabaye agreed to – probably with PSG – because Arsenal will not pay out the money for Cabaye.
Why we’ve waited this long we have no idea, but things will change when Yohan goes, which now appears almost a certainty, and then we would need a striker and a central midfield player brought in.
Bafe Gomis was not in the squad for the Lyon side, as he awaits what his future may hold, but Yoann Gourcuff, played the full game.
Maybe Newcastle can agree a double deal with Lyon for the two players, but the negotiations with Lyon for Bafe Gomis were torturous, with no success for Newcastle – yet.
We’d be happy enough if Newcastle could get these two players to Tyneside and Tom Ince from Blackpool in the next 12 days – assuming we lose Yohan Cabaye – that would work.
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