We never through it would get this late in the transfer window before Newcastle made their first permanent striker signing, and it seems Newcastle are back in talks with Lyon over the potential Bafetimbi Gomis transfer, and maybe we are still trying to get Demba Ba from Chelsea – but it will be difficult to get Ba back on Tyneside for the coming season.
Joe Kinnear – negotiating for Bafe Gomis
We’ve trolled through the French press this morning, and there’s absolutely nothing on the Newcastle negotiations with Lyon to get Gomis on Tyneside.
SAnd there’s some new news today that Demba Ba may even stay at Chelsea and fight for his place, but with Jose Mourinho making it clear he is not his type of striker, that may not be a good idea.
Serie A club Roma have come in for the player, and we have a sneaking suspicion the Senegal International could be playing in Italy this coming season.
So we are just hoping that Joe Kinnear and his team are in overdrive over the next three days, to bring some players to Tyneside – and the acquisition of Gomis would be great.
Gomis and Demba Ba would be even better – but there’s just no way this current regime will do that – because unfortunately – very unfortunately as it turns out – it seems the ambitions if Mike Ashley only extend to keeping Newcastle as a top ten side and avoiding relegation.
For a wonderful and prestigious club like Newcastle United – that’s simply not good enough.
But to end on a more positive note, and in the hope we can get Bafe to Tyneside soon, here are some of Gomis’ more memorable goals.
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