Have Newcastle Already Signed This French Striker?

There is some really interesting news in the Telegraph today from Luke Edwards,  that Newcastle will be announcing new signings within days – that’s plural in terms of signings – and an announcement is to be made by Newcastle before the end of the week.

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Bafe Gomis – will Newcastle be announcing his signing?

And the other good news – if we can do it – is that Newcastle hope to have their transfer business completed before the World Cup starts on June 12th – and if we can do that there are multiple advantages – including having a full squad for pre-training in early July, so any new players have a full pre-season at Newcastle.

And the sooner you sign players in the summer, the cheaper they tend to be.

Lee Charnley is now the man responsible for bringing in new players to Newcastle, and he’s following a man – Joe Kinnear – who was  unsuccessful in that job over the last two transfer windows.

And it would appear that Lee has been working hard over these last few months  behind the scenes, if new signings are to be announced soon, but he’s been part of the team recruiting players for a number of years, and he seems to get the job done.

Maybe we have snapped up some free agents, with the priority in this summer’s transfer market being two strikers and a creative midfielder to replace Yohan Cabaye.

Bafe Gomis was our number one target last summer, and we were willing to pay £9M for him, but he’s now one year older and turns 29 in  August, so we had thought he may be too old for Newcastle now.

But it’s possible that Charnley has already made an agreement for Gomis, and he could be one of the new signings, and it would be easier to sign free agents early in the summer, since their contracts run out at the end of June.

Two creative midfielders we were after in January were Remy Cabella of Montpellier and Clement Grenier of Lyon, so maybe we have already tied up one of these?

It will be interesting to see who the new signings are if in fact some are announced this week – who do you think the signings could be?

The other news last night was that there could be an announcement as early as today that Alan Pardew will keep his job – but nearly all the local papers have reported in the last day, they believe the manager will not be sacked.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    May 13, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    You love Gomis dont you Ed.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 13, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Not only will they be cheaper Ed, but it will give the manager and the rest of the team time to adjust and get a plan together (yes, I’m working on the idea that a plan could be formulated).

    More importantly and this one is far fetched, if the club are to try and get fans back onside, the club need to move quickly to try and get some belief back.

    To think, they could have just added one or two a window and saved all of this nonsense, but what do I know?!?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Breaking news.
    Mike Ashley has sanctioned the signing of four players.
    Reality was we had to sell Cabaye before bringing in a loan striker, al very well saying we saved X amount of money on Gomis but if we are constantly going to take a chance on players reacing the end f their contracts or falling out of favour it is impossible to progress, we are always effectively taking one step forward and two back.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 13, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4


    Agree if started his coaching help with under 16?s and if not give him a chance to stay at the club (unless he wants to continue playing) in a ambassadorial role.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #5

    As ochy said, remember that news leak where we were supposed to be sanctioning 4 new players in Jan, right before the part season tickets were coming out? Scam. We signed nobody permanently.

    As Keegan said, they will do low bids to players they have no intention of signing.

    Ashley out, Pardew out.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

    That’s if we sign Gomis and he doesn’t do Remy on us.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    If the not so dead wood goes and even if say 4 players came in, we’ll still have a smaller squad. What help will that do?

    Pardew will start his boo hooing again about the cups then the lies will repeat.

  • drewcessford

    May 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Two new strikers will be Gomis and Mame Diouf – both on free transfers.

    Diouf was on loan at Blackburn from Man Utd when they were relegated (he looked terrible) but has scored a few in the bundesliga since.


    May 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    This is the same reporter who apparently had a source at the club tell him Pardew had a £60 million war chest to spend. This was quickly retracted!! Excuse my negativity but like everything that is NUFC today I will believe when I see it.

  • duflet

    May 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Signings ready to be announced utter twaddle, it’s the same crack we’ve seen over the last few windows bar moussa and co. coming in.
    Tell everyone that things are changing, war chests, signings already in the bag, it’s just to sell more season tickets!! FFS!!! it’s all spin man

  • Sav

    May 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Along with the 2 strikers and attacking midfielder, I’d like to see a centre-back eg. Caulker.

  • bobby mango

    May 13, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #12

    If this is our early signing I won’t be surprised but I won’t exactly be overjoyed.
    Mildly better than Ameobi

  • Aturnbull

    May 13, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #13

    The announcement will only be the focus of the transfers over the summer and what the board, Pardew etc plan to do and achieve. Will be nothing about new players being signed, just a simple club statement like always!


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