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.
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.