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Bafe Gomis’ Agent Hints Newcastle Are Back In For Striker

1:43 pm, Saturday, May 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 45 Comments

Well, would you believe it, after it seemed that three clubs who were interested in signing Bafe Gomis when he was in London last Thursday did not include the Magpies, Gomis’ new agent Willie McKay has hinted the club pushing hardest for the player could be Newcastle United.

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Bafe Gomis – Newcastle back in for striker?

Last Thursday Gomis was supposed to be in London to meet with West Ham, Sunderland and Swansea, and they were reported to be the three clubs most interested in signing Bafe Gomis, who we were willing to pay £9M for last summer, and now he’s a free agent.

But we assumed that since he turns 29 in August, he may have been too old for Newcastle, but Willie McKay has said this to Sky Sports:

“”I am speaking to five Premier League clubs about Bafetimbi and it is no surprise there is a lot of interest in him as he is one of the best free agents out there.”

“I am speaking to one very ambitious chairman of an ambitious club and they are very keen to sign him and Bafetimbi will go to a club who proves they really want him.¨

“The club who are really pushing for him have held a long-term interest in him and made a big bid for him before when he was under contract at Lyon.”

That second line – that cannot be Newcastle –  maybe it’s Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins or maybe even QPR owner Tony Fernandes, who will be attracted to free agents since the club are £177M in debt, which is really ridiculous.

The club Willie talks about in that last line has to be (the great) Newcastle United, because we almost had the deal tied up last summer, but Joe Kinnear couldn’t get Gomis through the door at Newcastle.

However with four other clubs interested, our strong suit isn’t exactly given out big wages to our transfer targets – so you never know.

And after what happened yesterday with Remy Cabella, when our fee was reported as being accepted, and then it was turned down, we have to be very careful of how true any news concerning Newcastle’s transfer efforts really is.

So whats new? :D

However, we would be very happy to see Gomis come to Newcastle, he’s a good player and we think he could do well in the Premier League in those famous black and white stripes.

Note to Lee Charnley – go for it Lee!

But you know, if it is a battle over wages between the five interested clubs, we just cannot see Newcastle winning that battle – sad but true. :(

We hope we’re wrong on that one- we need a good signing very soon.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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45 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // May 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    So we are now being linked with Bendtner – as long as he is prepared to take a £12k cut in pay from £52k per week to £40k per week!!!

    He’s on a “Free” next month, so maybe we cant afford that much!! Hey ho.

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Ed…it’s probably QPR’s chairman ;) (shoot, I forgot what smileys means)

    Graeme…I don’t think I would touch Bendtner before he gets his priorities straight

  • 3 jazzyp // May 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Graeme
    Please no to Bendtner. He is a player who thinks he’s better than he actually is. Personally would stay well clear of this lad

  • 4 Ben3arfa // May 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    “I am speaking to one very ambitious chairman of an ambitious club and they are very keen to sign him”

    NOT US

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    jazzyp…how’s Mansfield mate?

    …and our beloved leader NoNuts Ashley ;)

  • 6 Ben3arfa // May 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    McKay is trying to push Gomis’ salary demands by claiming to have 5 clubs after him, when in truth it is 2-3 clubs at most.

    West Ham, QPR and maybe Spurs .. Cant see NUFC offering him the monster wages he is after here

  • 7 geordie157 // May 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Bendtner would be ok, he’s better than gomis and luuk de jong.

    I’m surprised borini hasn’t been linked yet.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I know Ed posts alot of players who are linked with Newcastle…apparently!

    …but I have to say we are not linked with that many players here in Denmark. The Caballa story of course and Gomis, but that’s more or less it.

  • 9 headtheball // May 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    There isn’t enough room at the Toon for two huge egos.

  • 10 Tsunki // May 31, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    I see Ketsy on the previous article has down rated his players in requirement to 9 from 13. Progress!.

    Probably a bad idea to wade in to another argument, but in the case if Jesper vs. Tequila – I would add that a management team comprising procurement, purchasing, product presentation and advertising devaluing the potential revenue of its sales would be deemed to be losing money if it could be feasibly shown to be falling short of realistic and proven targets.

    I have said for a long time this entire management setup under Ashley is performing below par, and needs to be revamped to cut out the waste of player resources. However, we have to factor in that Mike may only need mediocrity (treading water) in the team department, as the core of the business (advertising services) is performing very well.

  • 11 jazzyp // May 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Jesper
    How’s it going matey
    I currently have a meeting scheduled with Mr Ashley to see what the F@ck he is playing at regarding our specific transfer targets.
    I cant believe the situation with cabella. Surely we must have been in contact with Montpellier and Cabella’s Agent’s since January.
    Why offer half the price of a player when you know what the lad is worth

  • 12 beermonkey // May 31, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    if bentner was as good as he thought he was, he would be awesome, he is actually pants

  • 13 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Great little article and quotes from Ginola

    http://footyquote.com/david-ginola-gives-his-opinion-on-newcastle-ace-hatem-ben-arfa/3391?

  • 14 Fostino // May 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    gernier…cabella….snodgrass…caulker…remy….. bony would be dream window.

    sell papiss…marv…obertan….romain….

    released shola…gosling.

    krul

    debuchy…..caulker…..colo…. santon

    sissoko tiote gernier

    cabella bony remy

    ben afra…abheid….Anita. ..yanga…. haidira….sidwell…adam campbell

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    jazzyp…if the rumors are true then we might as well just stop bidding and find a player within our budget.

    …it’s the same story each year with Newcastle :(

  • 16 Tsunki // May 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Sadly Jesper, HBA does not fit the Pardew template of grinding, exhausting percentage squad football. He prefers the Dummet and Williamson of this world, players like he thought he was, hard working and fit for function.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Tsunki…yeah it’s a huge shame.

    Is it NoNuts Ashley rubbing off on Pardew or the other way around :) lol

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    …seeing as it’s Pardew that should know something about football of the two!

  • 19 jazzyp // May 31, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Rumours everywhere regarding Andros townsend

  • 20 Thump // May 31, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    I’d be happy without either, to be honest. There are much better prospects out there than a donkey and a confused race horse.

  • 21 jazzyp // May 31, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Jesper
    Its a shame with Cabella and Greneir……..When you consider we could have both for roughly what we got for Cabaye.
    Sell Marvs-Gutti-Obershocker-Saylor………..And buy Caulker or Lovren or Micah Richards.
    If Benny has no future atNufc then sell him and use the money for Andros townsend
    Sell Mapou and bring either Caulker or Lovren depending on which we purchased above.
    This is all without even costing Ashley nothing and being self sufficient through income over expenditure

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    jazzyp…I fear alot of panic buying this summer and a few players wanting to leave (but Newcastle not able to recoup the money they want)

    …our stocks (players) have devalued!

  • 23 Graeme // May 31, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    At the start of the season, we will be in 12th place, alphabetically – can we maintain parity and hold our starting position by the end of the season? Will we finish higher than 12th, or lower than 12th?

    Where is FCB going to set this years official target, brearing in mind that we didn’t have one, last season, according to P45DUE? If we are to make progress on this season, considering we were abysmal from December onwards, would 9th be reasonabe? 8th? He certainly wont want us much higher than that, just in case by some quirk of fate, we end up in Europe – God forbid!!

    Does he really care, as long as we finish above 17th? Does the extra placement money really matter to him, if he saves transfer fees and wages, by sticking with the players we have, plus maybe a Cabaye replacement and some form of striker?

    I simply cant be arsed to be that concerned, I have resigned myself to the fact that FCB really isn’t interested in the enjoyment of the game and the fans are nothing more than a distraction, at best. If he doesn’t care, why the hell should I bother?

  • 24 Ancientcoptic // May 31, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    “Graeme // May 31, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    At the start of the season, we will be in 12th place, alphabetically – can we maintain parity and hold our starting position by the end of the season? Will we finish higher than 12th, or lower than 12th?”

    I certainly know where I think we will be – taking into account:

    We have 4 wins in the last 21 games.

    The team ended the season playing 5-4-1. This basically means that the 3 years Pardew has spent with us has been wasted, as we will be starting the season playing ANOTHER new formation, but not drifting too far away from the all too common amateur style.

    Relying on 2 players for all of our goals last season, one left during winter… the other has gone back to his parent club.

    No current senior strikers, and whoever does come in will likely be a gamble.

    A back line that is leaking goals like a tea bag leaks water.

    The fact other teams can rely on a certain amount of goals from corners next season, where as we will be lucky if we get 1, automatically putting us at a disadvantage… we will have to find the goals from somewhere else.

  • 25 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Graeme

    good post mate, this is why I would rather see Newcastle relegated than being in the PL.

    the sooner we get relegated the soon them tw@ts will leave

  • 26 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    like I said not last week but the week before I don’t think Pardew will have targets now to reach an required position because I think we all know now it will be 17th

  • 27 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // May 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    I can’t see how we won’t be in a relegation battle this next season.

    The squad is already poor, with no cohesion and we are losing more players every week with no sign of spending anything.

    Gomis isn’t coming (not that I want him!) because of wages, can’t see us actually paying 10m for one of the French midfielders and obviously we won’t buy from the inflated prices of the premier league.

    Shefki Kuqi to return?

  • 28 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/debuchy_move_to_psg_a_step_closer_833934/index.shtml?

    I think Debuchy should leave, Debuchy is probably the best RB in the PL but he is being wasted here and deserves better than us

  • 29 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    what happened with Ince?

    a much better improvement on Jonas & Obertan oh and English

  • 30 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // May 31, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    I thought it was pretty telling when Debuchy said how he was dissappointed because he was told to just stay back and not attack.

  • 31 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    People keep mentioning Caulker. He is not the best like. Cardiff defense was all over the place last season including Caulker.

    He scored a few goals but he was really weak in defense most of he season. Would take Shawcross over him in two seconds.

  • 32 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/2014/05/newcastle-sunderland-west-ham-jack-colback/?

    now this guy has passion for Newcastle which is surely missed, born and bred from Newcastle itself and he decided to put his dream move to his own supported club than to go South and get 50k a week

  • 33 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // May 31, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    @Kevy – I was agreeing until you said Shawcross!

    I think he’s massively over rated, he pulls shirts and holds plays, blocks them off and is incredibly slow. Not to mention he’s a worse passer than Williamson! And you can’t say that about many players!

  • 34 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    gonufc

    I think it’s pretty obvious for him stating this considering there was no wingers for him to support & vice versa so that only leaves sitting back defend

  • 35 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // May 31, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    *holds players

    oops, sorry

  • 36 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    lets go for young Stones from Everton

  • 37 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    @Gonufc He is better than Caulker. He is actually decent strong CB. Arsenal have been linked with him. He would be better than all the other cheap cb’s about the likes of Caulker lovren hangeland etc.

  • 38 theartfuldodger // May 31, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Without any attacking threat no matter whom you put at the back, theyl be vulnerable in 4 outa 5 games…even a backline of debuchy terry cahill shaw in our team would concede goals in most games…

  • 39 Black and White with an army lol // May 31, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/05/31/report-arsenal-striker-set-for-newcastle-united-move/?

    another reject on the radar

  • 40 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    If we sign nicolas benthner I will literally shoot myself.

  • 41 Thump // May 31, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    @Black and White: That’s the worst thing about this regime, mate. I feel like I’m being forced to support the players for putting up with the shite the club rains down on them. I honestly want the likes of Marveaux to disappear to a club like Swansea and be a success, just to stick 2 fingers up at Dumb and Dumber, likewise with Debuchy, just so he won’t squander his career.

    That’s what kills me. We should be fighting to retain these players and use their strengths to the squads overall; instead we have Pardew fitting square pegs in round holes to try his best to keep his “attacking, forward thinking” style of hoofba– football.

  • 42 ilovetoon8788 // May 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    We are going for free agent strikers.. that’s the strategy?

  • 43 count // May 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Sweet Jesus. How many articles have you written on this guy?

  • 44 jayphoto // May 31, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Aslong as he isn’t the only striker brought in i don’t mind bendtner! Hes an upgrade on shola

  • 45 GeordieDan // May 31, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    “I am speaking to one very ambitious chairman of an ambitious club and they are very keen to sign him and Bafetimbi will go to a club who proves they really want him.¨

    No way he’s talking about Fat Ash there like Ed. NE chance.




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