Great news from Sky Sports today, that Newcastle have gone back in to try to tie up a deal for Bafetimbi Gomis, the 28 year-old Lyon and French International striker.
Bafe Gomis – Newcastle back in for striker
Newcastle agreed terms with Lyon earlier this month, but the deal fell through – and one reason was said to be the high fees being requested by his agents.
And only a few days ago Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas had said Newcastle were short by only a few hundred thousand, in getting the deal signed.
But now Newcastle are back in and surely the chances are good that we can now get this lad to Tyneside, because if he’s not sold by next Tuesday, both Lyon and his agents will miss out on some big money, because Bafe becomes a free agent next summer.
The news being reported by Sky Sports is that his agents are now willing to drop their demands, well isn’t that a surprise, and that Newcastle have opened talks with Lyon, which should please their President Jean-Michel Aulas.
His agents would be missing out if Gomis is not transferred this summer, and we always thought this was a great time for Joe Kinnear to go back in and try to get a deal signed for Bafe, who would be an excellent acquisition for the Magpies..
Let’s hope that we can get Gomis signed, sealed and delivered, and that would be good news, very good news for Newcastle fans.
And that’s what we need right now. 😀
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