With the new news today that the reason Newcastle didn’t bring Bafe Gomis to Newcastle was that once again we refused to meet the fee asked by his club Lyon, it’s almost certain Newcastle will be after Gomis again in January, when his transfer fee will have gone down, because his contract at that time will have only six months to run.
Bafe Gomis - will again be a target in January
But we need Gomis in the squad now, and why we continue to act like paupers in the transfer market is more than a little puzzling to Newcastle fans, especially when we are in good shape financially.
The club spent only around £13M in net this year – which is not much at all – given we’ll get an average of £30M more than last season from the Premier League.
Lots of the smaller clubs than Newcastle have already spent that money in the summer transfer window – but not Newcastle.
Newcastle would do well to try to negotiate a deal now with Lyon for January, and get the deal agreed to so Newcastle can bring in Bafe Gomis in early January.
That’s what happened last year after the circus over the summer of Newcastle refusing to meet Lille’s asking price for the French International right-back.
Did we ever mention that when you don’t learn from your mistakes history just keeps repeating itself?
Newcastle are acting like paupers in the transfer market, and it’s about time it stopped.
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