Bafe Gomis To Meet With Newcastle This Week?

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.

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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

Comments welcome.

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.

19 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 24, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #1

    woo hoo …


  • darrenfletcher88

    Jun 24, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Not good enough, if he was he wud be at World Cup with France. But still think deal will happen as he’s free.

  • RonVanDam

    Jun 24, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #3

    If we sign him, I can see us giving him giving him a 3 year deal

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 24, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Really hope it’s not us, especially where that creep Mckay is involved. Gomis will just = more Pardew hoofball.

    Vargas, Vidal, Medel and the Chile manager would do me or
    Cabella, Grenier, P.E.A and develop MYM.

    None of the above will happen sadly.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 24, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5


    Ashley and pardew = Depression

  • Lew Davies

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #6

    seriously hope we fcuk him off now.
    Surely we are not this desperate.
    Not worth the money we are allegedly offering him.
    If ever there was a player after a final big payday it is Gomis.
    This will end in tears.
    He is not interested in playing for NUFC.
    Will be on the long term injury list within 6 months.

  • expatmag

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #7

    I will belueve ut when I see him on the steps of SJP in wonga kit.


    I really am alarmed at how MA treats his customers.

    If I were living in Newcastle, I would be trying to organise all NUFC protest groups, NUFC fanzines, Chronicle/Journal group, BBC North East/Tyne Tees and national media groups into a sustained and media driven protest and demand answers by boycotting not just SJP but demonstrating outside Spiorts Direct outlets until he can come out and explain what his overall plan for the future of the club us with relevant proof provided.

    Needless to say, it would be a huge job to coordinate but a protest committee formulated from representatives of all these groups allied to a single minded approach for answers could be just what the doctir ordered.

  • spitfire_

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Oh joy of joys.

    The dream strike force for the next season Gomis, Cisse, Perez and some other less than 2 mill striker.

  • Scottiedog

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    I see Michu is for sale!! could be off to West Ham for £8m!!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Vidal, as in the player Juve value at £40million and has been linked with Real this summer?? Behave, even in our pomp we would struggle with that!

    Vargas is available though, and probably not too pricey. I think he is at Napoli, but been on loan in Brazil and Spain for the last 18months as he isn’t wanted at Napoli.

    Medel will be available to, can’t see him staying with Cardiff.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11


    I think that s why I said none of the above will happen!!

  • Popeye1199

    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #12

    I had previously registered on this site, but never really posted anything. I had to re-register today to enter a comment after reading this latest (ridiculous) headline. I have been a reader of this blog for a long long time now and was genuinely very disappointed when Ed looked to stop the blog a while back. I was glad to see it kept going. But, having read one headline after another that is designed to do nothing more than gather clicks of people’s mice, had to post this. It’s getting as bad as the blinkered, staunchly anti Pardew NewcastleUnited-Mad blog, which will take any news at all and try to spin it into bad, “Pardew is cr@p” propaganda.

    Why on earth does this article have the headline STATING that a meeting with Newcastle IS happening?

    “Bafe Gomis To Meet With Newcastle This Week”

    When it is nothing more than wishful thinking on Ed’s part? “Possibly” might happen is one thing. This wasn’t worth the effort of writing. We MIGHT sign a striker this close season. We MIGHT sign Messi. So I’ll write an article that says Messi is having a meeting with Newcastle because he once watched an episode of East Enders and said he liked England.

    As with Newcastle United Mad, I fear this blog may have to be ditched as a regular read. A real shame, because it used to be excellent.

    Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells

  • Popeye1199

    Jun 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    How long does a comment “await moderation?” 🙂

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #14

    “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”

    Of course he will go to the highest bidder. Why would he take a financial hit to his own pocket, and choose the club that wasn’t bothered enough to pay him as much as another club. There is also the fact that the highest bidder will have proven to be the more ambitious club by offering him more.

    If we offer in the same region as the other clubs – we will get him because we have more French speakers at the club… aside from that, there is absolutely no reason why he should sign for Newcastle over other clubs for less money.

  • killingworth38

    Jun 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Can anyone explain to me why a French guy should just plump for the Toon when several clubs are making offers to him? Why shouldn’t a player look for the best deal in what is a brief period at the top. Where is the evidence that after the decision is made his bargaining will make any difference to his performance? It is the mad transfer system inside the even madder football finance system to blame not the individual player’s desire to do the best for his family. Don’t ignore either those players, especially of African origin you use their wealth to promote and finance community projects. If Gomis chooses the Toon it will be great, if not get off his back!

  • Whumpie

    Jun 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Won’t be or player. Too old, expensi e and unproven in the PL.

  • jak_whatculture

    Jun 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #17

    Taking this with a hearty pinch of salt.

    Quote from Canal+ is extremely vague and certainly doesn’t indicate that Gomis will be heading to Newcastle for talks. We’ve been there, done that and got the rejection t-shirt.

    It’s common knowledge that Gomis (although a free agent) won’t come cheap with his salary demands likely to put many of his suitors off. Lest we forget he’s 29 in August and knows time isn’t on his side to negotiate one last big contract before he ticks over into his 30’s.

    Anything around or in excess of £75,000-a-week is madness but strikers are a premium commodity in football and one desperate club will end up paying it.

    Glad it’s not NUFC.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #18

    This twat after the highest bidder. Does not really build my hopes up for the coming season. More Pardew hoof ball anyone?

    We need creative midfielders desperately, if we get that in also then I will get excited.

  • funguswatty

    Jun 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Bafétimbi Gomis has had medical tests with Swansea this afternoon. Has agreed, but not yet signed 3 yr deal.


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