We are hoping there will be significant transfer funds available to Newcastle this summer, so we can bring in a number of (very) good players to replace those who will leave, and to also strengthen the squad so hopefully we can challenge for the top six in the Premier League next season.
Aaron Hunt – Werder Bremen midfielder
However, there’s nothing wrong with picking up some good deals when they are available, and there are a couple of free agents in the summer that Newcastle have continually been linked with.
One is 27 year-old German International midfielder Aaron Hunt, whose contract at Werder Bremen runs out in the summer, and although the German club have offered Aaron a new four year deal, he has not yet signed it.
The left footed attacking midfielder will be in some demand if he runs out his contract, and those clubs linked with the player are Newcastle, Southampton and Tottenham.
Hunt has been at Bremen since 2001 and made his team debut for the German side in September 2004, after he had just turned 18.
The 6 foot tall midfielder has played 273 times for his Bundesliga club and scored 47 goals with 47 assists, which is a good record, and we think he would be a very good acquisition for Newcastle.
Bafe Gomis – Lyon striker
The other free agent is of course Bafe Gomis, who we almost signed last summer for £9M, but his agent wanted too much money and Joe Kinnear couldn’t get the deal over the line.
And we have to think that is Newcastle were interested in the striker then for £9M they will be interested now even though the striker is now a year older at 28, and he turns 29 in August.
By our records Newcastle were after this lad when he was at Saint Etienne way back in 2008, even before he joined Lyon in 2009.
Gomis has done well in his five years at Lyon, and in 224 appearances he has 89 goals and 21 assists, and he has 12 full caps for France with three goals.
However, late in January Inter-Milan became interested in the player – so we may have the Italian giants as competition for the 6 foot tall striker.
If we can get Aaron and Bafe on board early in the summer, it would be a decent start to what is going to be a very important transfer window for Newcastle United.
What do you think?
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