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.
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.
What do you think?