There’s continued news in the press that Newcastle may try to bring Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle in January, and pay the £7M release clause in his contract to get him to Tyneside.
Bafe Gomis – has £7M release clause in Swansea contract
This is a player that we had ample time to buy during the summer of last year, but then Director of Football Joe Kinnear dithered around, and then there was news the striker was asking too much in wages.
We’re not sure what the real reason was for Newcastle not bringing him in last summer, but when he was a free agent this summer, we didn’t seem to go after him.
That doesn’t seem logical for a player we were willing to pay out £9M for last year – that when he was available as a free agent one year later we didn’t go after him aggressively.
What seems like a more ambitious club than Newcastle these days – Swansea City – snapped him up in th summer, much like they beat us to another Newcastle target, Wilfried Bony, the summer before.
And to think back in 2003 when Swansea were fighting to stay in the English fourth division, Newcastle were playing in the Champions League and had finished 3rd top of the Premier League under the great Sir Bobby Robson.
How times have changed for both clubs. 🙁
Bafetimbi Gomis cannot dislodge Wilfried Bony from the first team at Swansea this season, and the Frenchman has so far played five games with one goal for Swansea, after being at Lyon for five years.
And back in 2008, when Bafe Gomis was at St. Etienne – Newcastle were interested in signing him, before he moved to Lyon the following summer.
If we couldn’t get him signed in the summer, it would be foolish and a waste of money to pay out £7M for him this January, even though we still need to bring in some strikers in January, who can score some goals for us.
What do you think – and which are the strikers we bring in over the January transfer window – apart from Andy Carroll.
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