If the news is to be believed then Newcastle are very well placed to get in two strikers – maybe even this week – but we stress – that’s always assuming the news is accurate.
Bafe Gomis – reported huge offer from Newcastle
Newcastle are one of three clubs that have offered Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga a deal – with the other two being his current club and Hamburg, where he was on a loan last season, and scored 13 goals in just 20 appearances in the Bundesliga, and was very impressive.
The news in German publication Bild over the weekend was that the 22 year-old, along with his mother Kerstin, who is his agent – will decide this week which of the three offers to accept.
And there was news in L’Equipe that Newcastle have offered Bafetimbi Gomis a £2M signing on bonus and £70K/week, over what we would expect would be a three-year deal – given he turns 29 in August
So if money is important to the French International, then he could well accept Newcastle’s offer, although last summer he was said to be very keen to join Newcastle, and we already have a sizable French contingent.
And by the way, the Journal reported today that Lee Charnley has gone away for a short break – but the Chronicle reported he had just returned from a short holiday – so take your pick.
But if we can get these two strikers through the door – one very experienced and one a really good-looking up and coming striker – we’ll have done (very) well.