Newcastle Miss Out On Top Striker Target To Swansea


There’s news in the French press – in France Football  – today that Bafe Gomis will sign for Swansea City next week, when he travels to south Wales.

bafetimbi gomis - pink

Bafe Gomis – signing for Swansea?

Newcastle have been after Gomis for over a year now, but he turns 29 in August, and maybe he was too old for Newcastle, but Swansea City also  beat Newcastle to one of our striker targets last summer – Wilfried Bony.

Bony is now expected to leave Swansea this summer and join a bigger club, although he is now worth around £20M, and Swansea paid only £13M for him last summer.

There was news recently from Bony’s agent that he was offered to Newcastle for £10M last summer, but Newcastle didn’t think he was worth the money.

Gomis is thought to be  a replacement for the Ivory Coast striker, who will now be sold this summer, but his agent has said he wants to join an ambitious club who are in the Champions League.

That isn’t Newcastle United.

The 29 year-old French free agent had a number of offers from various English clubs – including Newcastle, Sunderland, QPR  and West Ham, as well as Swansea, and it seems he went to the highest bidder, which of course was not Newcastle.

There was news a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle had offered Gomis a £2M signing on fee, and £70K/week over three years, but we suppose that must have been paper talk.

The Chronicle has reported that Gomis was only a backup striker for Newcastle,  in case we couldn’t get some of our top targets to the club, which include Ecuador striker  Enner Valencia.

France Football is reporting that Swansea is a surprise choice for Gomis, since Newcastle had been trailing the striker for some time.

But it looks like the ambitious club President his agent Willie McKay had said he was communicating with a couple of weeks ago, was in fact Huw Jenkins, the Chairman of Swansea City.

Let’s hope we can get some of them through the door, because if the France Football  report is accurate, Bafe Gomis will not be arriving on Tyneside this summer.

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152 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #1

    once again WHY the big surprise….we got Sunderlands scum player, we have 0 ambition and always will have under Ashley, nothing to see here moving along.

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  • G

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Frankly I’m glad we didn’t get Gomis. Big wages, and a player I don’t rate. He is slow, lazy, and expects the rest of the team to work for him alone. I don’t think he will fare well in the Prem at all. A part of me wants him to prove me wrong, but I think he will be a flop over here.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #3

    It says it all about the club if a two bob outfit like Swansea can steal a long term target from under our noses.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #4

    G

    thing is we won’t get any player…. other than 2 mill bargain buys… thats about it.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    “And another one bites ”
    “Another one bites”
    “Another one bites the dust”
    Don’t worry lads Aubemayang’s coming in !!

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  • gazzaforever

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Who cares, he is horrible anyway.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #7

    It was the fee at first, then it was agents fees, this time it is wages I presume, it shows that we really didn’t want him that much, so why the fcuking long drawn out charade of pretending to, nothing to do with ticket sales and fan unrest ?

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail

    my point exactly…. complete and utter waste of time as is everything with nufc atom

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #9

    As much as I didn’t want Gomis, this doesn’t bode well….

    Where has all the money gone?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Lukaku not happy .

    Looks a shadow of the player he was at Everton last season .

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Bafetimbi Gomis’ agent and wage demands have proven to be too much for Newcastle.Looks like he is on his way to Swansea. #SWANS #NUFC

    Thought Gomis said it wasn’t about the money. Not only is he a liar, He’s greedy, Average at best and has got dodgy Dredds

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  • Graeme

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #12

    And it looks like Valencia is off to the arse

    http://www.caughtoffside.com/2014/06/21/exclusive-arsenal-to-beat-newcastle-united-to-15m-signing-of-enner-valencia

    Who do these people think we are, linking us to a £15 million pound player ffs. This isnt Cardiff or QPR or Stoke they are talking about, we simply cant afford such ludicrous fees.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Apparently the CEO of Dortmund has been quoted as saying the PEA is not set for an exit from Dortmund. Damn.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    @Graeme
    hehehehehehhee love it m8

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #15

    maybe were buying bony lol

    lakaku having a mare at the wc maybe he will be cheaper

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Ahh well Demba Ba it is then !!

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #17

    gomis is a poor mans bony so a good choice for swans.

    on us missing out though theres good and bad ! he would have by far been a huge improvement for us and i reckon hit the ground running as we will probably see when he signs for them but the other side of the coin is he doesnt care and is only in it for the money much like remy (who tbf i would still have taken in the blink of an eye if he signed for us).

    if its the point that we miss out on gomis/lasogga though for this valencia lad or pea i’d be over the moon with either of those ! time will tell but i’ve not got a shedload of hope on those 2.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #18

    I think our transfer ploy has been sussed by most clubs -ridiculous low offers /porky pies about ambition.
    If any decent players come they’ll have an arrangement (like Cabs) to leave to a “big” club.
    I often think of the difference between Percy and Keegan.
    If they both came out with the same project plans, ambition, going for the big time -I would believe Keegan before Percy.

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  • Thump

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #19

    For the last time: good

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    @16 jazzyp

    ba would be an awsome signing for us imo he’d be in my top3 for those i’d try to get on ashleys shoe string budget >.<

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #21

    We aint getting any of the mentioned players truthfully.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Croftus
    I would imagine he would be cheap at around 5-6 mill as well mate. Would have him over Valencia as well. At least Ba’s proven in the PL……..Doubt he would come back to this Mess tho !!

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Does this mean no more Gomis stories?

    Thank fcuk for that… was sick of the name about a year ago.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #24

    @22 jazzyp

    you could be right buddy atleast he is proven like you say but i wouldnt grumble at either.

    ye you may be right on him not coming back its not like he didnt get a lot of stick while he was here as we never exactly treated him that great esp when he wanted to play upfront a lot of fans attacked him personally on twitter so that could go against us also 🙁

    we better hope perez turns out to be a great player then and arma/campbell come into there own or we are screwed then lol.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail for Ashley

    two bob outfit like Swansea

    If you say so

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  • scout

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Well probably get wolfs whistle from Norwich 7.5 million and 1 goal.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Who’ll be the fall guy this summer if we don’t get our targets over the line, Charnley for his negotiations, Carr for not scouting properly or the silver/brown tongued lothario for not selling us to the player, don’t worry though big Mike will get involved in January if he needs to, I can just picture all the low ball offers being instanly accepted once the charming and sophisticated Mr Ashley enters the room burping, farting and wiping his greasy hands on his Firetrap jeans.

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  • scout

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Greasy hands lol brilliant

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Song Lyrics

    Swansea o Swansea o city said I,
    I’ll stand here on the north bank until the day i die,
    Take me to the vetch field
    Way down by the sea
    Where I will follow Swansea
    SWANSEA CITY..

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Firstly if Willie McKay is involved nothing surprises me – this is as much about his wedge as Gomis’ fat fee and salary. Just wait until Gomis visits Swansea ( I doubt he’s been there yet ) – thats going to be a culture shock for him. That will make him think twice unless he lives in the Cotswolds and flies in for training and matches. I doubt he was really on our target list – more of a smoke scene perhaps while we scoop some amazing signing from thin air. Or not as the case might be.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #31

    For me I want a pacey Remy like striker as if we bring in someone like Gomis Pardew will just play hoof ball .

    ———-Sissoko———————-Tiote—————

    —HBA———-Grenier/De Jong———-Cabella—

    —————Aubameyang/Lacazette——————-

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Swansea have spent more time in the fourth division than the first, most definitely a tin pot club.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #33

    could always sign Sibierski or Albert luque rather them than gomis and bony

    Ha ha ha

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  • scout

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #34

    With the success of remy I reckon Ashley will just get a loaner in again. Makes sense in his mind

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Gomis was offered a decent package by #NUFC but have simply been outbid. We understood that he was close to signing for them #SWANS

    just about says it all really !!

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #36

    BPC
    Stop it with that line up……….Otherwise I’ll have to slap Babestation on lol

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #37

    How many years did it take them to win a trophy in the premier league and play in Europe

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  • scout

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #38

    I reckon looking at this world cup you could assemble a tidy side even on MA shoe string budget.
    ive seen some lovely passers of a ball and some pacey wingers. Id be happy to bring in some south americans and a few south koreans

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #39

    My team for start of the season:

    Elliott
    Dummett, Williamson, Colocini, Hiadara
    Anita, Colback, Tiote, Goufron,
    Cisse, Armstrong

    Star players transferred -no-body in !!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 22, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #40

    A tin pot club that’s beaten nufc how many times, so what’s it like getting beaten by a tin pot club then jail

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