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Newcastle Have Lodged A Number Of Transfer Bids

9:06 pm, Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 87 Comments

A report in Get French Football is saying that Newcastle are one of three Premier League clubs who have put in an offer to get free agent Bafe Gomis to the club this summer.

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Bafe Gomis - Newcastle have na offer in for the Frenchman

That”s consistent with reports a week or so ago that said that Newcastle had offered the player a massive £2M signing on fee and wages of £70K/week – probably in a three-year deal.

Lyon wanted to sell the player last summer to Newcastle, and at the time Bafe Gomis was willing to play out the last year of his five year deal at the French club,

But Newcastle, for whatever reason, were unable to close the deal and Gomis has now run down his contract and is available as a free agent.

But the latest rumors coming out of France are that Gomis would like to play in London, and it’s said that both West Ham and QPR have also offered him good deals, and it’s clear both London clubs are willing to overpay for their players.

As one example West Ham paid £17M for Andy Carroll and gave him £100k/week in a six-year deal, and last season he played only 12 times with two goals because of injury, and in the last two seasons at the Hammers (he was on loan there in the previous season) he played only 40 times with 9 goals.

And that’s a lot to pay for that kind of low production.

And QPR are in £170M of debt and lost £65M in their last financial year through the end of last June, and the club will be heavily fined for their over-indulgence so to speak by the Football League.

However that may not prevent them spending money they don’t have.

It’s touch and go whether Gomis will sign for Newcastle when he returns from his vacation, but if he sign for one of the London clubs it looks like he will get a good deal there too.

And according to the Chronicle,  Gomis is not high on the list of strikers at Newcastle, and is simply a backup in case we cannot get our top targets.

Newcastle are also reported to have a bid in for 22 year-old German striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Hertha Berlin, and 23 year-old play-maker Clement Grenier of Lyon, so we should be hearing some news – hopefully on some successes for Newcastle – maybe even this coming week.

Hope so.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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87 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Its a goal. The ball doesnt go out of play from the first ‘no goal’ when it rebounds off the post. Since the ball doesnt go out of play, the fact that it bounces off the keeper into the goal should therefor be rules as a goal.

  • 2 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Don’t see how the Hondurans can possibly argue that it is not a goal.

  • 3 JAMSHA // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    cabaye assist?

  • 4 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    This world cup has got everything.

    Contreversy, bags of goals & Upsets. I love it ;) .

  • 5 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Ouch.

  • 6 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Moussa :).

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    My main man is on come on sissoko

  • 8 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Izzaguire is a scumbag.

    Hope him & Palacios break their legs.

  • 9 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Who dafuq does this commentator think he is? Bacary Sagna more of a man then Debuchy? I suppose by that logic, Shola Ameobi is a better striker then Suarez.

  • 10 JAMSHA // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    benzima = shola

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    BPC,
    We seriosly need to beat Uruguay on Thursday !

  • 12 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Lucky to be in this french squad… more like lucky to be a commentator.

  • 13 Novocastrian66 // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Might have something to do with Keown being an ex Arsenal player.

  • 14 Nattfare // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    @Anita

    Noticed that comment too from the expert.
    No doubt he hasn’t seen Debuchy play much before.

  • 15 Novocastrian66 // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Honduras are very poor.

  • 16 JAMSHA // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    how the fk do u remove cabaye an keep a shit benzima

  • 17 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    @ Anita

    I heard that m8, “more of a man” ? . Keown hasn’t got a clue. If he actually did sime research he would know Debuchy was statistically the best right back in Europe last season.

    Commentators & Pundits should be picked on their ability rather than “oh, he used to be a footballer, giv him a mic” .

    @ Jail

    We certainly do m8 or we won’t make it out the group. We definatley have the talent but I think the pressure will get to the players and Hodgson hasn’t got a clue so I am not confident.

    He needs to get the Ox & Barkley in the starting 11 and play rooney in the middle of the park or drop him.

  • 18 beermonkey // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    its martin keown he knows sagna from his arsenal days he wont say anything bad about any arsenal player

    but how does he know what sort of a man debs is

    I bet 4 0 france on this game and the bloody French keep missing its very annoying

  • 19 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    France’s depth is scary.

    Them, Holland & Belgium are the dark horses for me like.

  • 20 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    All the big name players living up to the hype this World cup.

    Over to Messi & Ronaldo now.

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    If Gomis goes to either QPR or WHam I’ll be really really happy :)

  • 22 Graeme // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    If we make it out of the group; debatable I know, our next game would be Brazil and then it definately is all over!!

  • 23 beermonkey // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    france will be lucky to get out of this match without losing a player to injury

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    BPC,
    I think it’s finally time for those that call Rooney world class to call it a day, as you say the elite players turn it on at the big stage, Rooney consistently hasn’t and that miss last night when compared to Robbens goal showed the difference between avgood player and a world class one.

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Honduras are quite physical (even nasty at times)

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Graeme,
    That’s what my mate thought as well, we play group c if we get through, where have you got that from ?

  • 27 lesh // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Our owner’s obsession with under-bidding for players is likely to result in yet another unproductive window.

    He can make as many bids as he wants, but if they’re too low, then they ain’t gonna pay off.

    This pi$$Ing about must be costing a fortune in both time and money but and more to the point, Newcastle United’s credibility moves closer to rock-bottom.

    How much longer can Ashley carry on the way he is? It’s sickening to say the least.

  • 28 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    @ Jail

    Its a case of massiveley over-rating english players again m8.

    At one point in time a few years ago Rooney was truly world class, but now he doesn’t work as hard as he used to and his pace is gone and only getting worse.

  • 29 Rotonda heights // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Watching France there now makes me realise more than ever what a complete and utter waste of space pardew is when you think what could and should have been..

    We had virtually half the French national team.

    1) Ben Arfa ruined
    2) MYM ruined
    3) Cabaye couldn’t get away quick enough
    4) Remy ditto
    5) Debuchy allegedly wants out too.
    – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -
    Marv not even in the squad
    Haidara behind Dummet
    Gouffran a striker played as a defensive left mid

    We could have been the number 1 club in France and enjoyed all kind of contacts and production lines of talent for years.

    Now no one will play for Pardew and Ash just habitually low balls French clubs. What a totally useless pair of human beings.

  • 30 Graeme // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Jail, my mistake mate, I miss read it. Winner of Group A play 2nd in Group B
    Winner Group C play runner up in Group D so we could be playing Columbia I guess lol

  • 31 keeganjr // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Now france are finished we can confirmed cabella signing :-D

  • 32 lesh // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Fanny Savage on the same platform as Seedorf and Henry?

    The Beeb couldn’ve had Tiddles, me cat instead if they’d asked. But it’s too late, Tiddles is off on holiday, huffed!

  • 33 lesh // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    That Cabaye lad looks good – might be worth Ashley putting in a cheeky bid, maybe €6m tops?

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    BPC,
    Sorry mate don’t agree on Rooney, a very good player no doubt at all, but the big players turn up at tournaments and he never has.

  • 35 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    My pick for the World cup winners Argentina up next .

    Messi,Aguero,Higuain,Tevez,Di Maria,Lavezzi.

    Attack, attack, attack :) .

    Compare that to Sturridge,Rooney,Lambert & Wellbeck

  • 36 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    BPC…I thought Wellbeck and Rooney were wide midfielders with wingback obligations? ;)

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    jamsha

    saving him for more important games

  • 38 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    @ Jail

    I don’t buy that argument m8, same goes for people that Ronaldo or Messi can’t be called greatest ever because they haven’t won a World cup medal. Despite them breaking all kinds of records in a time where the overall quality of football is better aImo.

    Even Ronaldo & Messi only have a couple world cup goals between them. Fair enough if Rooney never scores in a world cup but there is still time.

  • 39 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Just imagine Messi was born Honduran ? .

    Is he single handidly meant to win the World cup with them ? . No chance.

  • 40 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    anybody excited about tomorrow when we suppose to know who we have signed

  • 41 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    i wonder if it’s heskey

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    so we’ve lodged a few bids then have we

  • 43 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    heskey bent crouch for the forwards
    Sidwell, Ireland and duff for the midfield

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Oh i do love this window

  • 45 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    that’s it Ashley show you have got ambition

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    perhaps if messi plays well we could make a bid

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    go on Ashley make a £5.5 million bid that should do it

  • 48 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    where the hell is everybody on here tonight

  • 49 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    sorry lads but the welsh will have to take over here tonight

    Ha ha ha

  • 50 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    so i wonder how many signings we are going to get on free

  • 51 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    have i beaten the record

    i have haven’t i

  • 52 AMEOBI // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    BPC

    I’m pretty sure Tevez didn’t get picked, rightly so Higuin deserves his place.

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    were are the champions of the world

    Sorry that should be i am

  • 54 beermonkey // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    welsh

    ur not allowed to get excited about a signing some1 will bring you sown and ruin it for you

  • 55 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    well i am excited for two reasons

    we are going to sign someone tomorrow
    I’m the new champion for so many comments in a row

  • 56 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    oh it’s so great to be me

  • 57 beermonkey // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    lol
    g2 will not be happy

  • 58 welshgeordie9 // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    beermonkey

    i bet you he’s writing loads of comments out right now and then put them on here tomorrow

  • 59 Toon Tang // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Apart from that scabby OG, Bosnia running tings proper.

    Would love to see the argies get terminated.

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    http://neoffers.co.uk/products/driving-lessons-newcastle-north-east

  • 61 Thump // Jun 15, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    This is just boring now. I don’t care who we’re after, or how many bids we’ve lodged, I want to see players standing at Benton with their name on a numberless Newcastle shirt waxing lyrical about our none existent atmosphere and how great our history is.

  • 62 jimmysmith // Jun 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Ashley is turning us into Sunderland. At this rate the one thing that separated us, the passion, resilience and sense of pure blind pride and devotion to the city and club. Sunderland is a graveyard, despite its best efforts not to be, and we, astonishingly, are jettisoning the very thing that separates us and fast becoming one.

  • 63 SuperShearer // Jun 16, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Debuchy was class today, very worried he’ll be off after the WC. Reality is he must have time left on his contract and if MA was pissed at the low money we sold Cabaye for then surely Debuchy is worth close to £15 mil?

  • 64 lesh // Jun 16, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Jimmysmith

    Ashley is turning us into Sunderland?

    That so-called city is the pimple on the Rsole of the world and its football club, well, well suited to represent it.

    Now Jimmy, you must acknowledge that we’ve long way to go before Ashley takes us to the(ir) next level but he is getting there.

    Let’s hope he has a change of heart and stops our decline or sells up before it’s too late.

    The man has caused so much damage in the time he’s owned Newcastle United it’s verging on criminal.

  • 65 NZGeordieviaAfrica // Jun 16, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Rotonda ,

    You said it mate! What an absolute waste those 2 are! I seriously wish we struggle in the first 10 games and Pardew resigns and then hope we buy some decent players in January to save us from relegation. I will not go as far as to say I hope we get relegated because that was the pits!!!

  • 66 Thump // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    @lesh: You’re being a bit harsh there, aren’t you? I mean putting “Sunderland” in a sentence with the “world”; you’ll start giving them ideas, mate!

  • 67 lesh // Jun 16, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    Thump…… Maybe you’re right about giving Sunderland big ideas.

    There is a school of thought that believes that everything and everybody has a purpose but they haven’t worked out what Sunderland’s for!

  • 68 ethiotoon // Jun 16, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    we should sign him quick we can not lose this type of hitman.if we get Grenier I don’t care who we sign afterwards ..where is loonytoon?hit me back would u..

  • 69 cyprus // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    Cabaye looked good? Why? He didn’t make a pass (99% sideways) that I couldn’t have made.

    Our current players (forget about Cabs, you’ll get Ed writing about him again) were outstanding. Go France!

  • 70 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Per rumors, we will announce our third signing today.

  • 71 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    and we should get Adam Johnson. He’s available aye?

  • 72 theartfuldodger // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Yeah, wheres my signing…

    Btw the blogs dead nowadays…everyone on vacation ??

  • 73 theartfuldodger // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Cyprus,

    Cabaye was ok for france..but he plays the tiote role..DM…so unless there is a need to, he wont try long balls and crosses..

  • 74 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    The sooner Gomis signs for someone else the better. The papers have him down as one of our back up targets this summer, so hopefully we get better or younger with more potential.

    The fact he is in war are normally the peak years for a striker and the only clubs that seem definitely interested in him on a free are three average to poor club sides. If he was so good, why are no better clubs after him??

  • 75 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    *war = his. not sure how I managed that error!

  • 76 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    I’m going to bed, war should have been what. This getting up at 3am to do oversee harvesting is playing havoc on my ability to be coherent.

  • 77 Dingo†® // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2654025/Robbie-Savage-misses-flight-Brazil-World-Cup-taking-wifes-passport-Heathrow-airport.html

  • 78 Dingo†® // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    ^ in relation to the posts on commentators

  • 79 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Haha, just seen that Pardew is lecturing Hodgson on players being played out of position. Pot Kettle black springs to mind here.

    “I’m afraid that position doesn’t suit Wayne, who was then pushed out wide on the right for a spell in the second half,” The Chronicle quotes Pardew as saying.

  • 80 nut meg // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Lilo
    Have you been in your neighbours fridge ? If ya haven’t …..maybe you should young man.

  • 81 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Nut meg,
    Going in the fridge would either help, or finish me off, although I’m only just back to the office after a morning at the farm, and it isn’t even 9am here yet. I really shouldn’t have stayed up to watch France last night. Another late night tonight as I will be watching Nigeria and then Ghana, but at least I am not at the farm early doors tomorrow!

  • 82 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    i can’t wait to find out who we are signing today

  • 83 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    and i still hold the record

    God I’m good

  • 84 Jail for Ashley // Jun 16, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Welsh,
    Does your mental age and actual age match ?

  • 85 Slank // Jun 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Sky didn’t rate Cabaye’s performance very highly but was he played out of position as the defensive anchor of a very good three man midfield?

    I too noticed the snide remark by the commentator about Debuchy and also constantly mispronouncing Cabaye’s name. Also, the commentator made a political comment against the hosts Brazil spending all that money on stadiums whereas it could have gone on social services. For this he should be suspended. We wouldn’t like it if foreign commentators came to England and started making political remarks about our country in the middle of a Premiership game.

  • 86 beermonkey // Jun 16, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Lilongwe

    pardew also claims that the spain manager should drop there keeper cos he is out of form
    again what does he know about dropping players out of form

  • 87 Jail for Ashley // Jun 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Lil,
    I don’t think Pardew realises he’s doing it, or if he does he thinks he’s some superior being who thinks he’s actually discovered their real position like Wenger did with Henry, I mean of course Gouffran is a natural wing back !




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