Newcastle Very Close To Third Summer Signing

The news late last night was that Newcastle are close to their third signing of the season, the second should be free agent Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback in the next day or two – and it looks like Newcastle will finally be getting Bafe Gomis to Newcastle as the next man through the door.

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Bafe Gomis – Newcastle very close to a deal

We’ve talked a bit this summer about why Newcastle didn’t do a deal for Bafe sooner than this, since he’s a free agent on July 1st – and other clubs will be coming in for him.

We thought his age – he’s 29 in August – may have been a factor, but the waiting has allowed QPR to come in again with a very late bid of  huge wages in trying for a second time to scuttle a Newcastle deal – which they did in January last year with Loic Remy.

But as we mentioned last night Newcastle are wiser now, and we also suspect owner Mike Ashley doesn’t like to lose out twice in succession to anybody – including big spending QPR owner Tony Fernandes.

So the news is that Newcastle have quickly countered QPR’s wage offer for Gomis with an even bigger one, and the news is that it could even be north of £70K/week, and if reports are accurate we are now extremely close to wrapping up the deal.

We’ve always thought that Gomis would be a good signing for Newcastle, even though he’s getting a bit old –  well at least for Newcastle –  but he has a solid record of goal scoring in his career,  and after five good years at Lyon he scored 94 goals in 243 total appearances and also had 23 assists.

While at previous club Saint Etienne, when Newcastle were also interested in him back in 2008, he scored 47 goals and had 17 assists in 154 games.

And if do sign Gomis, it will have been a long wait for the French International, who always said he wanted to join Newcastle.

And if we can get Colback and Gomis through the door this week, it looks like Lee Charnley is starting to get the job done at Newcastle.

However, we will not have spent much money at all yet – with Colback and Gomis being free agents, and Perez costing around £1.6M from Tenerife.

It could be time to go in and offer some real money for Montpellier winger Remy Cabella – and the sooner the better – and even for Gomis’ striker partner at Lyon – Alexandre Lacazette.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #1

    So the answer to our problems are that Spanish kid, free Colback and the 29 year old free Gomis?

  • andyctoon

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2


    lol i pretty much…other tesms will b shaking when thy see the nee improved nufc!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Cabella was never coming here with our low balling again this summer!

    …WC start on Wednesday and we are suppose to finish our transfers before. So is this it then?

  • Shaker

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    if we those clowns are not going to make
    quality signings than i hope pur team
    get relegated at the end of the season
    maybe MA will be gone forever with his
    pathetic ” yes man ” and the other jokeman
    Lee Charnley !!!!!!!!

  • musomag

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #5

    All that is written is never black and white until they’re holding the team shirt

  • blew

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Hope I am proved wrong, but the PL
    will have him for breakfast. The thought
    of a Cisse/Gomis strike force is not
    inspiring. Apart from lack of ability
    where is the pace coming from?

  • andyctoon

    Jun 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    if gomis and cisse r our strikeforce can we plz just go straight into champiinship!!! let another team with ambition take our place

  • Sav

    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    This remiinds me of the Mrs. Merton line, ‘What first attracted you to millionnaire Paul Daniels?’

    What attracts NUFC to Free Gomis?
    Apart from that, he is lumbering, slow, poor touch and terrible in the air with an uninspiring goal record. This is one transfer we should have let ‘arry beat us to. Carlton Cole with a pony tail.

    How far we’ve fallen from signing the world’s top no.9 on ’96.

  • Sav

    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Remember, this lad has been playing in front of some of the creative midfield we aspire to, including Grenier.
    By the way, if Cabella has gone to the World Cup to double his price, why don’t NUFC now switch their attentions to that same player he is standing in for?

  • rowly

    Jun 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Wow everyone is so negative – if this comes off we’ve signed three pretty decent players before most teams have made their first signing! And people are calling charnley a joker… It’s embarrassing

  • Sav

    Jun 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Not negative about Colback and Ayoze. Just Gomis.


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