Newcastle Could Miss Out On Striker Target

We had mentioned earlier today why everything had gone so quiet on the Bafe Gomis front this month,  after we bid around £9M for the Lyon striker in August, and he’s now six months older – still scoring goals in France this season, and available for about one third of that summer fee, and with his contract running out at the end of June.

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Bafe Gomis – to visit Inter Milan

And there’s news today for Sport Direct News that Alan Pardew is interested in bidding again for the 28 year-old, but why we haven’t bid for him in January seems strange – at least to us it does,.

But the news is that the French striker will be visiting Italy for talks with Inter Milan tomorrow, and the top Italian club may just snap him up at a bargain basement price.

And the news is that Inter Milan President Erick Thohir recently changed his mind on a swap deal for Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic in exchange for 27 year-old Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin, and now he’s after Gomis.

So it seems that unless Newcastle get in there and make a quick bid to get Gomis to Newcastle, he could well be playing his football in Italy before the end of the month.

And with Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse all potentially leaving the club in the summer, we would have thought that getting one or two strikers in this month would have been a priority.

But it seems that Newcastle with Joe Kinnear in the lead, have other plans this month.

Comments welcome.

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125 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Well at least that’s some good news today.Yes upgrade on shola but not a player to take us forward
    Ignore him bud, All the trolls soon go away if they do not succeed in there quest to lure somebody in. Rise above em pal…… will feel better for it

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m not sold on this guy but if we were willing to pay 8mil in the summer why have we not moved to get him now.

    We always seem to bid just below, no matter what the asking price is, our value is always 100k below

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3

    TS…if you are more interested in the German model you can read this:

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4


    cheers, i’ll have a read tonight when i finish work

  • jazzyp

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Salah would prefer Chelsea move,Another target gone

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    TS…no problem and you are welcome mate 🙂

    *I don’t know if you had time to read all the crap I posted on the last thread (I was on a roll apparently lol)

  • bobby mango

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Won’t be too bothered if we don’t get him. The summer was the time but now I’d rather we go in for others.

    Was never expecting Salah either.

  • Toonabroad

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Alan Pardew was seen leaving Abu Dhabi this morning, don’t think the rest of the team was with him?
    Reckon he is off to go sign someone so fingers crossed 😀

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    “Newcastle could miss out on….”
    Best get ready to some copy and pasting with that headline Ed!
    …..striker target
    …..midfield target
    …..defensive target
    …..cup runs
    …..European football next season

  • jazzyp

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #10

    I thought they had all flown back mate as they were only there for 4 days

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #11


    Yeh read it, it has advantages and problems i guess. Same as any system, can’t see the prem league adapting to it though.

  • Toonabroad

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I thought so too but seen one of my mates photos with him and it was only Pardew non of the team there, so maybe he is on a different flight to somewhere else

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    TS…maybe not, though I think the ought to look at it (but maybe all the money that comes into English football has turned heads?)

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Well…later guys 🙂

    …have to pick up junior!

  • Our Toon

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Another day of no transfer news, pro Ashley ppl on here were slating us “neggers” when sky revealed we would look at 4 possible signings!! We can’t even get a loan deal over the line!! Absolute joke!!

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #16

    our toon

    it’s not good but keep patient, still 8 days left.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #17

    still fancy cabella and de jong to come in both in time for norwich

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #18

    just got back now, 🙁

    will try and catch up on what has been said,,

    jesper I seen the post , yeh lol,,

    so your billy jeol ? piano man

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #19

    home time

  • swemag

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #20

    January 23. No sign of a signing. No prospect being spotted in Toon for a medical.
    Worrying. We could get people in now that would be give the spring to settle and then come out strong next year. Much like the batch of players we got last January. And for good prices as well.

    Mistake in my opinion.

  • jazzyp

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #21

    I would love you to be right but I think ya dreaming on Cabella being in for Norwich match

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t know how many of you out there like stats but
    might be of interest!!!!!!
    interest read

  • stan anderson

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #23

    We wont be signing anyone,same as the last window,loans aside,.
    Same shit happening again and we build up our expectations,only to get told we could,nt get the players we wanted over the line,haha.

  • stan anderson

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #24

    And we still buy the tickets off the Cockney bastards.

  • Timbuktoon

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #25

    I haven’t posted in a long time because the blog was just littered with arguments and articles regarding players that “my son thinks we should sign…and his value on transfermarkt is x amount but I think we can get him for y amount”.
    It seems nothing has really changed, just articles one day saying, “Newcastle keen on transfer target” and the next saying “No official word on transfer target, does this mean we don’t want him?”
    How about we wait until there are concrete stories or actually think of ways in that the team can improve under Pardew eg. Debuchy is great at attacking down the wing, but he can’t tackle and concedes needless fouls/penalties all too often.
    Anyway, just throwing ideas out there, I just don’t really see this blog as the NUFC Holy Grail anymore that’s all.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #26


    i missed your post last night re 666 aphrodites child my friend told me about them i had a listen to it and downloaded four horsemen and aegian sea the only tracks i liked

  • Whumpie

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #27

    I don’t believe the club have had any interest in Gomis this window. Better value targets out there now and he’s never been keen. No big loss.

  • Ciaran

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #28


    From last thread – with all due respect I do think that this is an open forum which allows us to air our views. My view is that a lot of these articles are pointless, that is not being disrespectful, merely an observation.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #29

    theres so little of substance on here we have photos of roof tops for entertainment haha

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #30

    It’s almost as if JFK has been appointed to deliberately scupper any transfer activity. You’d think Ash would intervene and get someone in just to save face for his old drinking buddy

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #31


    no he gets well compensated for sitting at his desk all day playing angry birds

  • p

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Inter Milan or Toon, not a hard choice for someone like Gomis.

    He is too old for us.

    I think DeJong was above him in our wishlist in the Summer and now that DeJong is available, I think we are focused on him. Besides, they probably did not want to deal with those agents again.

  • Ciaran

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Just been on the NUST website and they have announced that they are going to be having elections to the board in the next few weeks. Think it is a very positive step in the right direction as far as they are concerned.

    We need a more visible and pro-active Trust, hopefully fresh blood on the board will see that come to fruition.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #34

    I think there’s been a huge mis understanding, we all assumed that the DOF role for JFK was Director of Football when perhaps he was actually bought in as Director of Food, you know getting mike his starburst making sure his snacks fridge is always stocked etc

  • spitfire_

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #35

    What is the point of NUST?

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Tads and Wolfie

    excellent images of our fine D.O.F lol !!

  • lesh

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Why haven’t we bid for Gomis? Why haven’t we got De Jong sighed up? Why haven’t we firmed up Cabella yet? Why does Saleh fancy Chelski?

    Why does Ashley persist with Kinnear, our DoF who must spend half a day trying to get his idle arse out his pit?

    If ever there’s a waste of space and money, it’s him and he should be to be sacked

  • mag

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Does it matter who signs? Pardew will still be there with his backward coaching techniques designed to stifle even the most technically gifted players.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #39

    If we don’t sign anybody this window after last summers debacle, how can anybody continue to defend this regime.

  • jayphoto

    Jan 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #40

    I heard the ibra/motta issue was due to doubts on cabayes ability?
    Any deal with PSG for any player should include Adrian Rabiot! Currently injured but is going to be a huge player!
    Hopefully we are looking at Lyons Yassine Benzia! And Lacazette actually from Lyon! Really surprised we wrren’t linked with N”tep!
    That familiar feeling of the transfer window drawing to a close without any toon business is coming on


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