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.
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?
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.