Newcastle Could Miss Out On Top Target This Summer

Joe Kinnear failed to make any permanent signing at Newcastle in the eight months he was Director of Football, and our major target last summer was Bafe Gomis of Lyon.

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Bafe Gomis – Tottenham interested

The word that was put out on Gomis, after we failed to get him last summer, was that Newcastle had agreed a fee with Lyon and wages with Gomis, but the deal was stalled by his agents wanting exorbitant fees.

We don’t know if that was true, but this summer, Bafe will be a free agent having served out his five year contract at Lyon.

Since joining Lyon from St Etienne in the summer of 2009, when he was also a target of Newcastle’s, he has played 220 times for the French club with 87 goals and 20 assists.

And there’s news that Tottenham are now interested in signing Gomis, and certainly Spurs need some scoring power brought in over the summer.

Newcastle also need to bring in some strikers since we will lose Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and maybe even Papiss Cisse  this summer.

Spurs have been in the Europa League and the Champions League in recent seasons, and they are 7 points ahead of Newcastle in the league in 6th place, and  have a decent chance of   qualifying for the Europa League.

That could be an advantage in the London club trying to sign Gomis, as he would get European football and would also be in the nation’s capital.

But an advantage Newcastle have is that we have many French players in the squad, and he would presumably settle down quickly on Tyneside.

It’s difficult to know what Gomis is thinking, and who he favors this summer, but he has said he is learning English for his new career in England.

But of course that could be at Tottenham.

Bafe said recently that he has not yet signed a pre-contract agreement with any club – so Newcastle did not move quickly to get him signed up in January, for a move in the summer.

You would have thought Newcastle would have been keen to do that, after we were so interested in the player  last summer,  and bid around £10M for the player, and he’s available this summer as a free agent.

Why does that not really surprise us? 🙁

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • dantoon85

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t want him he’s too old

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2


    Which player in their right mind would touch NUFC now?

    No MD
    No D.O.F
    Third rate manager who won’t walk
    Tacky sponsor
    Disinterested owner
    Cisse, Marveaux, MYM, Haidara etc can”t get a game.


  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    here’s a thought

    you have heard the saying , you can lead a horse to water but you carnt make it drink it?

    maybe Ashley wants pardew to start using his squad, pardew signed a deal which was to have young talented players or players with tallent but are lost and need a little help to get them back, pardew was ment to develope them ,fix them , then the club turns them over for a nice profit

    now look at the season we finished 5th , cabaye was 25 million , tiote was 25 million, HBA after his 2 wonder goals 20 million, santon was 12 million , cisse was 20+ million , now there value has dropped, by a lot
    is that Ashley’s fault, no ,

    he has done many stupid things , and I really don’t want him at the club, but I don’t blame him for hiring AP, I blame DL for that,

    I really believe that Ashley wants pardew out , the cheapest way possible

    the sad fact is , all of signed up for this , no one protested when he signed michael Owen for 17 million and got his fingers burnt, he is not a football guy , he acts on advice from people who are ment to know more than him,

    in 7 years I think he has only made money on one of his signings , cabaye,

    by all accounts pardew and him have no contact, and for me , actions speak louder than words , I just wish Ashley would grow a pair and be ruthless and get rid of the weak link

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    not bothered how old the lad is, question is can he do a job for us? if he can we’d get a good 3/4 years and if free then what ‘s the harm.

    can have a team of kids, need experience as well as youth

  • dantoon85

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    And we like to play hoofball as that’s the only tactic pardew knows

  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    another player who plays games with us 1st he’s coming then he’s not ect ect !

    we will not know his true story as so many lie’s are happening but lets be honest he’s 30yo soon and maybe good for a season or 2 “if” he fits in with the prem !

    even for a free transfer its unlike us to get a player to make do for 1 season.

  • Slank

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed, we could miss out on a lot of targets.

    Likewise our rivals could miss out on a lot of their targets.
    Clubs in Europe could also miss out on a lot of their targets.

    “Nil Desperandum!”

  • dantoon85

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Ashley owt miss out on his pie though will he that fat cockney TW@T

  • dantoon85

    Feb 6, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #9

    **wont** damn predictive text

  • mike ashley

    Feb 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m not fat I’m just big boned i dont like pies either


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