We expect Bafe Gomis of Lyon to join a new club in January, most likely in the Premier League, but the French International striker is being a little coy on whether he will move or not, and he has even hinted that he may sign a new contract at Lyon.
Bafe Gomis – could stay at Lyon?
Bafe’s five year contract at Lyon runs out in June, and last summer he was all set to see out the last year of his contract, but then Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas decided he wanted to cash in on his player, and Gomis was put up for sale and relegated to training with the Reserves side.
And Newcastle moved in, and Joe Kinnear was prominent – or not prominent depending which way you look at it – and in another soap opera last summer, we were unable to tie up a deal.
Now Bafe has said something that will please everybody, as he was asked if he would stay at Lyon during a recent press conference:
“Prolonging my stay? It is not an issue at the moment. I am happy at Lyon but I don’t know what will happen in the future.”
“I didn’t expect to be experiencing this good period, but I also didn’t expect to be banned.” “Everything can change quickly in football.”
“I won’t close the door on Lyon, but I won’t forget what happened.”
So if you are one of the clubs that Gomis has been linked with in January, which includes Newcastle, there’s some hope he will join, and for the Lyon club he hints he may even stay.
But we’d be very surprised if he stays at the French club, after his shabby treatment over the summer, and his agent Francesco Di Frisco has already said within the last week, that a move to the Premier League is now imminent.
Whether that’s to Newcastle or not, we have no idea, because other clubs like Swansea and Cardiff have also become interested in the striker, who is available for a low £2M in January.
Since Newcastle bid around £9M for him in the summer, you would assume Newcastle are really interested in the same striker now available for £2M – but you never know with Newcastle.
We think he would be a good buy at just £2M.
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