28 year-old French striker Bafe Gomis cannot be accused of making decisions easily, as he has said he is going to go on vacation before making his decision on which club to join, when his contract runs out at the end of this month, and the news from Sky Sports yesterday was that Sunderland have now entered the fray.
Bafe Gomis – will decide after his vacation
This is a (very) long running sage with Newcastle, and we first tried to sign this player in 2008, and then last season, all summer was about whether we could sign the French International striker – but in short – we didn’t.
Now he will become a free agent there are a number of clubs in for him, and this is what he has told RMS Sport:
“I will speak in due course. For now, what I need most of all is a holiday. Lots of clubs have expressed an interest in me.”
We were hoping this deal could even be wrapped up this week, but it looks like that will not happen now.
The news this week was that QPR had come in with one of those massive wage offers – using money they just don’t have.
But Newcastle are supposed to have countered with a huge offer – a £2M signing-on fee and wages of £70K/week, but we don’t know the length of the contract – probably no more than three years, given he will be 29 in August.
And of course with Sunderland now in the mix, they will want to get Gomis to the Stadium of Light.
That’s after they let it be known in no uncertain terms, that they were not happy that Jack Colback had left them as a free agent and signed on for rivals Newcastle, and they got nothing for him.
Although they were sore about Colback moving to Newcastle, it’s very rare that any club issues such a stinging statement like the one they issued.
It was both unprofessional and vindictive – and we’ll leave it at that – but it certainly didn’t reflect well on Sunderland FC.