We often wonder why Newcastle have not gone after Lyon striker Bafe Gomis in January – because if he was good enough six months ago for Newcastle to bid around £9M, and he has scored 13 goals in 22 appearances for his club this season – and is now worth probably around £3M with his five-year contract ending in the summer – how come Newcastle have lost interest?
Bafe Gomis – Turkish club in for French striker
And there’s news today that top Turkish side Besiktas are now interested in signing the 28 year-old French International striker this month.
Newcastle agreed both a fee with Lyon and wages with the player last summer, but the deal collapsed, and that was because his agents were asking exorbitant fees for the deal to be completed – sounds a little like blackmail to us.
The news today is in Mercato365 that Besiktas are planning to offer him a deal this month, and if the fee offered is acceptable, we know that Lyon are keen to get something for their man this month.
The two Welsh clubs Swansea and Cardiff had been interested in the player as well, although with manager Malky Mackay having been replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjær, we’re not sure if the Bluebirds (can we call them that now that their strips are red?) y are still interested in the player.
As we said, we’re not sure why Newcastle seem to have lost interest in the striker.
Note: Danny Gordon has had a fantastic response to his survey over the last day or two, and wants to thank you for helping him out – he’s in his final year of Mechanical Engineering degree at Northumbria University, and we wish him the very best.
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