There is news in L’Equipe today that Bafe Gomis has refused to sign a new deal at Lyon, and as he had said consistently before Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas bizarrely announced that he wanted to sell Gomis this summer – the 28 year-old has reiterated that he will see out the last year of his contract, and will become a free agent next summer.
Bafe Gomis – refuses to sign new deal to stay at Lyon
And this is almost perfect news for Newcastle, because Lyon are very short of cash, and they will now have to ponder whether they will allow the French International striker to stay at the club past this transfer window.
If they do that then Lyon will be losing big money on the player, and that should be extra reason for the French club to sell him to Newcastle – or to any other club who put in a decent offer for the player in the next 11 days.
There has been significant conflict built up between Gomis and the Lyon President since Aulas said he wanted to sell him this summer, and Gomis was forced to train with the Reserves, but Gomis has stood his ground well.
Joe Kinnear – time to move in and sign Gomis
And there could be a happy ending in all of this for Gomis and Newcastle, a very happy ending – if only the Tyneside club would move in and sign the player in the next week.
Time to move Joe, and get your first permanent signing for Newcastle.
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