Bafe Gomis, the Lyon striker is now said to be interesting Arsenal, but they are also interested in Newcastle striker Loic Remy, who is on loan from QPR and will also be available in the summer, and it would be a surprise if the top London club sign two strikers in the summer.
Bafe Gomis – Arsenal now interested?
The 28-year-old Gomis will come to the end of his five year contract at the French club at the end of June, and will become a free agent, and Arsenal are known to want to strengthen their ranks at striker, to assist Olivier Giroud up front.
Italian clubs Juventus and Fiorentina are also after a striker in the summer, and have also been credited with an interest in acquiring the French International.
Football Direct News is reporting that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now keen on Bafe Gomis, and maybe that would mean he wouldn’t go after Loic Remy?
With Gomis available on a free transfer, it could be that Arsene Wenger sees him as a better bargain than Loic Remy – who would cost as much as £15M, but we always thought he had an £8M release clause in his QPR contract.
Loic would have wanted that clause in his contract in case QPR were relegated last season – which they were – but maybe the clause had a time limit on it.
And Loic Remy has already proved at QPR and Newcastle United that he can score goals in the Premier League, and that’s not true with Gomis, who has only played in the French League with Troyes, Saint Etienne and Lyon.
Gomis has scored 19 goals in 39 total appearances for Lyon this season and in his five years at the club he has 91 goals in 233 total appearances.
Newcastle would love to have both Loic Remy and Bafe Gomis on Tyneside for next season.
What do you think?