French forward Yoan Gouffran has quickly become a fan favorite on Tyneside for a number of reasons, he speaks in lyrical terms of both the Newcastle club and the fans, he works his socks off for the team in every single game, and he scores some vital goals for the Magpies too – he’s a big favorite of ours.
Yoan Gouffran scoring against Aston Villa
Yoan made a January move from Ligue 1 club Bordeaux for just £1.5M, as his contract ran out in June, and he’s one of the players Mike Ashley brought in six months early, to try to save us form relegation – and it worked.
Gouffran has three goals for Newcastle this season, and as well as his good play his fantastic work-rate and ability to track back makes if difficult for manager Alan Pardew to leave him out of the side, and Yohan has fought his way into being a regular starter at Newcastle.
Gouffran has talked to the local press today:
“We have a lot of quality options here.” “We have Loic Remy as well as Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse in the squad.”
“I don’t mind who I play with. We have a lot of competition for places and that is the most important thing.” “We must just keep working hard.”
“I am the type of player who wants to do a job for the team.” “That is the most important for me.” “I can play in different positions in attack or if needed I can play as a number 9.”
“It is up to the manager to decide.” “I will play in whatever role he asks me.”
Yoan plays the game very much like Jonas Gouffran as far as his work rate goes, but he also has the ability to score goals at the right time.
He’s been one of the best buys for Newcastle in a long time, and he’s a bit of an unsung hero at Newcastle.
At £1.5M Yohan has been a steal for Newcastle United, and another one of Chief Scout Graham Carr’s successes. 😀