Newcastle Back In For Top French Striker


Newcastle United are back in for Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the Mail, and he was our number one transfer target last summer, but we still failed to sign him.

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Bafe Gomis – Newcastle on the trail again

Bafe is a free agent when his contract runs out at the end of June, but he will turn 29 in August, and there was always going to be a question if he was too old for Newcastle, who like to sign players around 26 years old and younger.

One of the reasons Newcastle failed to sign the player last summer was that his agents were asking too much to close the deal, but now it seems he is represented by Scottish agent Willie McKay, which should make things easier.

The other reason was the inability of Joe Kinnear to get anything done – but Lee Charnley is now in charge of transfers at the club, and he  has a good record for getting things done.

There is supposed to be interest in the player from both West Ham and Turkish club Galatasaray, but if Newcastle move quickly, and they have really decided they want him, Newcastle should be able to get this player signed.

Gomis has had a good five years at Lyon, and last season scored 17 goals in 34 appearances for Lyon in his final year at the club.

We think Gomis would be a good signing for the Magpies.

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • Graeme

    May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Well, he’s an upgrade on Shola, but not by much. I sincerely hope and pray that he is not the pinacle of our striker recruitment ambitions.

    That would have to be considered a real smack in the chops!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2

    And I respect you as well Graeme.

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  • EbertNUFC

    May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #3

    He has scored a lot more goals in France than shola has here since 2006

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #4

    And jesper.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #5

    And Ibiza sometimes.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #6

    But not welshie.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #7

    From the mirror so highly unlikely, plus it’s us we are talking about…
    as if we’d offer ANYBODY that sort of dosh!

    Newcastle have offered Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis £85,000 a week – but the Frenchman is demanding a whopping £100,000 weekly salary.

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #8

    GeordieTwo

    you mentioning my name again

    Tut tut tut

    i see one of papers are saying that gomis wants £100,000 a week to join us

    i think he’s sniffing petrol fumes not me

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Absolute pish posh A_C mate.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry welshie. It just slipped out mate. But it’s beermonkey you really have to keep an eye out for.

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  • Graeme

    May 21, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Welsh – aye, and pigs might fly as well. I heard there was a flock of them spotted earlier in the day also!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Why is there a picture of Gomis below that headline of Newcastle back in for top French striker? Colour me befuddled.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Beat ya too it again boyo

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #14

    I know pish posh when beermonkey pees on it. And he is going to pee on this rumour.

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  • Ashton

    May 21, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #15

    He is rubbish. Only Pardew would be dumb enough to sign such garbage.

    I would go for Lacazette though.

    We should try and get Stamboli; he is very good and versatile. He would give more dynamism to our midfield. He wants to leave his club as well which is a good thing.

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  • RonVanDam

    May 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #16

    @Graeme 1

    He used to be called baby drogba so that makes him twice the player that Shola is. Lets face it, even a 10yr old plays better than Strolla

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Have to go lads. I can sense beermonkey creeping up behind me.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 21, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Gomis????

    no thanks is on par with Cisse and another poacher that we don’t need.

    why don’t we go all out and get young Volland I think he has a contract clause for about 13 million

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 21, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #19

    or why not Andre Ayew? power & speed on the left wing and cheap since his contract will run out this year and then have Ince for backup

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 21, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #20

    all the good players out there who are on the cheap and we go for rejects!

    I don’t know much about this Perez guy but Iv’e seen a few clips of him and he plays similar to Remy so I guess he’s an Advance Forward which we need asap

    but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO Pardew want’s target men so he can instruct the rest of the lads to hoof it up to him

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  • Shot Bru

    May 21, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #21

    I have a feeling Hector Moreno’s name will be on the rumour mill soon.

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  • Brutooon

    May 21, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Remy – will go back QPR
    Shola – will finally quit
    Cisse – injured the whole season and won’t score again
    Armstrong – AP wont play him until he is 30 years old

    So please sign Gomis!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #23

    I think Carr needs to leave before he gets bombarded by the cockney tw@ts who think they know more about football than us.

    I also hope Cabella doesn’t come here, he will be wasted here and like his manager and chairmen says Newcastle are not a good club to go to

    looked what happened to Mbiwa he’s an top young defender and he’s sitting on the bench and is behind Taylor!?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #24

    Brutooon

    Gomis like Remy is an mercenary and he wants 100k a week, do you seriously want him here?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #25

    people complain about Cisse being offside all the time, imagine Cisse & Gomis up top with Gomis amongst the top 3 for being offside.

    but saying that though can you go offside on the halfway line?

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  • Brutooon

    May 22, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #26

    Black and White with an Amry lol

    My point is, please sign any striker or anyone

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  • RonVanDam

    May 22, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle must offer Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis £100,000 per week if they want to sign him this summer. The 28-year-old becomes a free agent next month.
    Full story: Daily Mirror

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  • jimmysmith

    May 22, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #28

    Very unlikely with those wage demands. I think Newcastle need to give their fans a top 8 side, anything less is not good enough, but if a player of Gomis’ not all together top class stature can demand 80 000 or more a week and a 5 year contract and clubs like West Ham and QPR will give him it, we are in a bind know matter how hard we clamour for more.

    It’s a tough ask, but still, they have to find a way to get the quality in. That’s the remit, that’s what the fans pay for and rightly expect.

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  • thai-mag

    May 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #29

    he wants a 100,000 a week, bye bye to Gomis then

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  • headtheball

    May 22, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #30

    I don’t know about a Top French Striker but where are all the Top businessmen when you need one? If we don’t sign anyone we will need a Top businessman to explain why it is good business. You football people know nothing.
    HWTL

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  • southafricantoon

    May 22, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #31

    I like Andre Ayew!

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  • toonicle

    May 22, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #32

    I think Ayew would do wonders for us, and then maybe we could play Gouffran as a striker as he should be. 2 problems solved.

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  • Blofal

    May 22, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #33

    Im not sold on Gomiz.

    We should move heaven and earth for Lacazette though. I’ve been a fan of his for a while.

    We need pace and attacking options.. Townsend, Zaha, Ince, Lacazette, Cabella.

    I also think Cisse will improve if the service does. He good on the volley and all those players can cross a ball… something we sorely lack.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 22, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Sissoko to Monaco? That would be another big moey windfall for the club, but Newcastle NEED to have players to step in when these deals happen. No replacement for Carroll, Ba, or Cabaye for a half a season. All crucial players. That amounts to three lost seasons from a fans perspective, the majority season ticket holders, paying hard earned money based on hopes and expectations. You’d have to seriously question the integrity of those deals, when they go through without adequate replacement.

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  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #35

    There is no point looking at age, too old to play, age policy if we care about resale value. If the player is good and consistent then the value will go up.
    Just look at Cisse, he is still young but his resale value will not be as high as when we bought him. Look at Luuk DeJong, will anyone buy him at the same price as Moenchengladbag bought him, I don’t think so.
    Look at Pirlo, he is 35, I bet there are still a lot of big club willing to pay huge wage for his service, Ibra was going to be 30 years old when he moved to PSG.
    If you are a very good and very consistent player, you don’t need to worry about age and resale value, because they could contribute more than young players, that’s why Chelsea signed Eto’o.

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  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Forget about age, just find good players. sometimes you can get very good player over 30 with good money that can contribute more than young players, they have something that young players don’t, it’s experience playing under pressure.
    I bet if Filippo Inzaghi still playing (40yrs old), he would score more goals than Cisse last season.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 22, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #37

    Santon…I think what some worry about is being stuck with a player looking for one last big pay day!

    …we cannot afford to gamble too much this window. We know we won’t spend too much and Ashley counts signon fees and agent fees as spending as well.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #38

    And too be clear I still don’t really care who we sign this window…it won’t change much long term!

    …we will look the same very quickly! If you don’t address the problem nothing will change!

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  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #39

    Jesper

    As I said we could get good value players over 30, I’m not saying we should get Pirlo, DeRossi, Xavi, etc. Even if we want to give the big payday, they won’t come here. There are plenty good players over 30 like Gareth Barry, Huntelaar, Essien, etc.

    Usually the ones who look for big pay day go to MLS.

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  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #40

    If we want to sign a lot of young players, I would rather we sign good players over 30 as well (3 or 4 players). They can give more contributions to their development than what our coaches give.

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