There are differing reports coming out of France on which club Lyon striker Bafe Gomis will sign for – with at least five Premier League clubs after the free agent, who turns 29 in August.
Bafe Gomis – Newcastle still in with a chance
On Sunday France Football reported that he was going to sign for Swansea after meeting with them this week, but another report in France today says that he has held that meeting, but has not signed for the south Wales club, because he is meeting with other clubs this week too – so we suppose they could include Newcastle.
This is what Pierre Menes from Canal + has been quoted as saying about the Gomis situation:
“Gomis hasn’t signed for Swansea. He sent me a text. He has held talks with them, but there are also other clubs he will speak to.”
The clubs said to be interested in Gomis are Newcastle, Sunderland, QPR, West Ham and Swansea.
But the way Gomis and his agent Willie McKay have invited a bidding war for his services this summer has turned us off the French International striker, because he’s more interested in the money than anything else, and it seems he will go to the highest bidder.
That will not be Newcastle although there was news that we had offered him a £2M signing on fee, and £70K/week over three years, but we have no idea if that’s true.
It would be good to have this Gomis saga end this week, one way or the other, because it’s lasted over a year now, with Newcastle almost signing him for £9M last summer.
But for whatever reason Joe Kinnear couldn’t get the job done at that time, and we ended up last summer bringing in Loic Remy on loan for the season – and that was out only signing
Note: I’ll be in England on vacation with my wife Madeline for about three weeks, and we travel overnight tonight – I’ll do my best to get the articles out during that time.