Newcastle last summer tried to sign their top transfer target Bafetimbi Gomis, and the player still shows no sign of signing a new deal at Lyon, and therefore he will be available as a free agent in the summer, when his five year deal at the French club ends.
Bafe Gomis – available this summer as a free agent
With Newcastle more in need of good strikers this summer than last summer, we hope that the Magpies will go after the 12 times capped French International striker.
Newcastle were willing to pay £9M for him last summer, but at that time Director of Football Joe Kinnear couldn’t close the deal, for one reason or another.
It is now likely that Newcastle Secretary Lee Charnley will be handling the transfer deals for Newcastle this summer, and maybe Lee will be able to get a deal tied up for Bafe – and sooner rather than later.
Gomis has had a good five years at Lyon, and in 232 appearances he’s scored 91 goals with 22 assists, and this season Bafe has 19 goals in 38 appearances.
With QPR on-loan striker Loic Remy and veteran striker Shola Ameobi leaving the club this summer, and Luuk de Jong struggling to make an impact on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach, Newcastle may need to bring in as many as three strikers this summer.
Newcastle were interested in signing Gomis when he was still at St. Etienne back in 2008, so there have a couple of times we have tried to sign this striker.
As a free agent and our top target last summer for £9M, Bafe Gomis could be a bargain signing this summer for Newcastle.
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