Corriere dello Sport are reporting not for the first time, that the Italian club Lazio are interested in Newcastle striker target Bafe Gomis in January, when he will be available at a cut price, since his five-year contract at Lyon runs out at the end of June.
Bafe Gomis – available for just €2M?
Newcastle bid as much as £9M for the player last August, but Joe Kinnear couldn’t get the deal done, due to his agents wanting exorbitant fees to do the deal.
Usually Newcastle would be interested in getting the player for less than quarter of that price, which if the Italian press is to be believed – is what the fee for Gomis is in January.
€2M is the fee quoted, but that seems a bit low at around £1.7M, and that’s less than 20% of what Newcastle were willing to pay for him back in August.
Bafe has played 11 times for Lyon this season with 3 goals, and his total record over almost five years at the French club is 75 goals scored in 205 appearances.
It will be interesting to see who Newcastle and Director of Football Joe Kinnear have lined up in January, but if this fee is accurate wed be fools not to try to get this lad to the club in January.
That’s especially true because the chances of Newcastle keeping the great Loic Remy at Newcastle come the summer, seem to be fading with every great goal he scores for us.
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