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.
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.