QPR Challenge Newcastle For Striker With Huge Wage Offer

The news in the Mirror is that Newcastle are trying to get Bafe Gomis signed up quickly, and they are offering him a massive £70K/week to try to stave off yet another late attempt by QPR to come in at the last minute, and do a deal for a Newcastle target.

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Bafe Gomis – Newcastle offering big compensation

And after Newcastle failed to sign the Gomis last summer,  Newcastle are reported to be moving quickly and are offering the French International huge wages in an effort to stave off QPR.

Thoughts come up immediately of seventeen months ago,  when QPR moved in at the last moment and offered Loic Remy massive wages – when they were bottom of the league – and that was in a financial year in which they later reported they had lost a massive £65M in their last Premier League season, and have a total of £177M in debts.

And they are likely to sustain big losses in the current financial year through the end of June, because their wage bill is bigger than their total revenues, and they have spent a season in the Championship, which have seen revenues drop 25% with their new TV deal.

And QPR have already been threatened with a fine as big as £60M by the Football League – which is pending as part of their Financial Fair Play rules – – so hopefully they will not try to play the same trick again- and if they do they should be punished accordingly.

In fact it seems to be a fight between Newcastle and QPR again – after QPR reportedly  offered the 28 year-old striker huge wages – which Newcastle’s £70K/week has topped.

After QPR are already in trouble with the league about their overspending, we would be shocked if they are allowed to keep spending big money they simply do not have.

This looks like the Loic Remy deal all over again – but Newcastle are wiser now.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #1

    If they want to pay gomis 70k a week why on earth wouldn’t they have payed demba ba more to stay? Ones a proven premier league goal scorer and the other an untested Ligue 1 average goalscorer

    Story’s bullshit imo

  • scout

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Rather have demba ba for them wages

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #3

    If QPR sell Remy for 10 million, then get Gomis for free and give him similar wages to Remy, they will be financially more sound – so financial fair play has no bearing.

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #4

    That’s what I was getting at

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #5

    I meant about rather having demba back

  • blew

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Had a couple of Gomis free days.
    What will Ed write about when
    some desperate club signs him?
    I don’t think many 1st team players
    will be signed. However, if the club
    is in difficulties come January 2015
    the owner will have to act.

  • geordie157

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Lasogga is on his way so gomis can go to Qpr.

  • jayphoto

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Not my choice of striker but an upgrade on what we’ve got! For a big guy hes not that dominating or good in the air! Plays more like cisse to be honest

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #9


    First question. Do FFP rules prevail in the Prem as a continuum from the Championship?

    If so, FFP will affect QPR as the rules are about spending beyond income – eg wages etc in relation to revenue.

    Let’s not panic and offer Gomis silly money but get a striker that wants to join Newcastle United rather than fatten his wallet further.

    If Gomis wants to join up with Rednapp, then that’s a marriage made in heaven.

  • GeordieDan

    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #10

    If we get Lasogga and Lacazette we dont need Gomis anyway!

    Now back to the real world… looking forward to Colback coming in this week by the way…

    What a time to be alive!

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Could he play with Cisse? If so it would solve a number of problems. I think De Jong was played as a withdrawn no. 9 to try and work in tandem with the seemingly extremely difficult to accommodate Cisse. By all accounts, Gomis has real skills for a big lad, does score, and appears significantly more athletic than De Jong.

    Could see a midfield of Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, Gouffran, with Gomis as the withdrawn no. 9 and Cisse up top.

    We no doubt will try to get a variety of players in, but trying and succeeding are two very different things and this is what we might end up with.

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #12

    And, if FFP do apply to the Prem, then let’s hope the FA apply them in full and make the offenders pay, either by points deductions, demotion or massive fines.

    The way Platini pussy-footed around Citeh and PSG (which is said to be prepared to pay £50m for Luis, was a disgrace. They should have faced maximum punishment as they, like QPR and Liverpool have had three years to conform, but clearly haven’t.

    There now, I feel better now.


  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Gomis has a very good scoring record and is a powerful player. Why are you all hating him..

  • jayphoto

    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #14

    @jimmysmith – gomis doesnt plsy a withdrawn role! Hes best playing more advanced! Tries to run in behind alot! Most offside player in europe im 2013 i think? Think hel be used instead lf cisse rather than alongside him

  • GeordieDan

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #15


    Because he’s an average (who had a slightly better than average season) striker in a poor league and he’s 29.

    Not good enough-especially on the crazy wages he seems to be asking for. There r MUCH better options out there even in
    Ca$hl€y’s budget!

  • GeordieDan

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #16


    Most offside striker in Europe??? Surprising but…

    I bet Cisse AND Shola would give him a run for his money on that title-at least in an offsides per game played ratio.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Maybe we just cannot attract better players?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #18

    All this money in the bank and we scrimp and scrape for free transfers as usual. There isn’t an excuse for this behaviour anymore? Diabolical.

    Wake me up when this club can make me feel proud again and not make me feel like a wrongin with their pathetic ways.

    I used to be proud to wear the stripes back in the 90s and early millenium abroad. Those days are long gone. Terrible Puma tops, wonga plastered all over them and no ambition for the club, poor signings.

    Absolute disgrace, and it’s down to one mans greed.

  • Sav

    Jun 9, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    Comment #19

    If this is a sign that the Toon are keeping everyone guessing while they conduct real transfer business, then great. But Gomis is not the striker we want to be relying on and especially not at 10k per day. Is being free the only qualification you need to be a Toon no.9 these days?

    Lasogga and Ings may be gambles, but they are young gambles.

  • Blofal

    Jun 9, 2014 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #20

    Hopefully Gomis learns from the Remy saga. We should not overpay wages wise for Gomis.

    If QPR want to go bankrupt then so be it. And god I hope they do. And then I hope they get relegated again.

  • Blofal

    Jun 9, 2014 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Lacazette is the one I would go all out for. He is a creative foward/striker/winger. That is what we are badly lacking.

  • HarriboNo9

    Jun 9, 2014 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #22

    He plays like Jones.
    No Thank you
    Bring in Lassaogoooo

  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Well, if debs and sissoko have long term injuries at the wcup, thats relegation for sure. I can safely bet my house …

  • Bambams

    Jun 9, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Again though….If this fella is possibly stalling (and I am not saying this is the case)waiting for higher wage options, we must move on.

    We need players who want to play for us, as difficult as it may seem under the current regime.

  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 9, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #25

    Who says Ashley wants to avoid Relegation….

    He looks more than ok going down every 3 years…

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 9, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Echo: NUFC have been told to forget about trying to revive a deal for Remy Cabella until after the World Cup #nufc

  • thai-mag

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #27

    the way things are going this transfer window I think 4th bottom will be a realistic target for next season, at times I feel sorry for Pardew with the muppets who are in charge above him, he must be pulling his hair out with the incompetence they show on almost a daily basis. I don’t think any manager in the world would make a success of the Toon at this present time

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Only paper talk we know, but according to the Grauniad, ‘Newly promoted Queens Park Rangers are considering making Manchester United central defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, the highest paid player at the club with a salary of up to £80,000 a week’ (Guardian)

    Could Rednapp be on course financially ruin QPR, as seems to bee his forte?

  • MancToon

    Jun 9, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #29

    Why is is that paper talk that you like has to be true, whilst paper talk you don’t like must be vicious lies?

    That is the one thing I hate, bloggers who perpetuate the inaccurate (or downright lies) or exaggerate the truth. It is neither helpful nor good writing.


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