There’s news again that Newcastle will try to bring Marseilles striker Andre-Pierre Gignac to Newcastle in the summer, but we think there’s little chance of Newcastle being successful in going after this 28 year-old French International.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – Newcastle still interested
Newcastle have fancied the player for some time, because of the physical nature of Gignac’s play, which seems to be well suited to the Premier League, but we failed before in trying to bring this player to Tyneside, and there’s likely to be bigger clubs than Newcastle go after the Marseilles man this summer.
And we even remember last summer that he mentioned he wasn’t all that keen to join Newcastle, who will not be able to offer him European football anytime soon.
With Shola Ameobi and Loic Remy leaving the club in the summer, and both Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong struggling for goals, Newcastle may have to sign as many as three strikers in the summer, so we hope our Chief Scout Graham Carr is out there very busy scouting some good strikers.
Marseilles are not having a very good season for them, and they are currently 6th in the French league with 44 points, which is 10 points behind 3rd placed Lille.
So if they fail to win Champions League qualification this season, they may have to sell some of their most valuable players – and one of them is certainly Gignac, who has 19 goals and four assists in his 35 appearances this season.
Chelsea and Arsenal are two Champions League clubs who could also be interested in signing the 17 times capped French International striker, who has 51 goals and 11 assists in his 139 games since joining Marseilles from Toulouse in August four years ago, for an estimated £14M.
Newcastle’s chances of signing this player must be very low – and we’re just trying to be realistic.
What do you think?