West Ham shelled out £17M in the summer for Andy Carroll, and even increased the wages he was getting at Liverpool to a monstrous £100K/week, which is a good example of a club putting all their money on one player – but Andy has been out injured all season and hasn’t played one minute for the Hammers this season.
Bafe Gomis – West Ham in for striker
However their 3-0 win against a hapless Fulham side on Saturday eased their worries and finally Martin Jol was fired yesterday as Fulham manager.
It’s not surprising that West Ham are looking for a striker in January and a bargain buy too, so news today they have started negotiations for Lyon striker Bafe Gomis, who Newcastle almost signed in the summer.
The news is that Lyon want £7M for Gomis, but for a player whose contract runs out in the summer, that’s far too much, but it seems that West Ham are willing to pay out £5M for Bafe, and if that’s true, Newcastle would not even enter the bidding for the French International.
So for the second time in six months, West Ham could outbid Newcastle for a striker, after they offered £17M for Andy last summer, and he simply wasn’t worth that amount, and Newcastle didn’t bother.
And maybe Newcastle will go after other than French players in January, since we have around 10 Frenchman in the squad already, and Alan Pardew has said he would like more British players in his squad from now on.
That could rule out any move for Gomis in January.
What do you think?
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