Bafetimbi Gomis is now 29 years old and he cannot get a starting place at Swansea, after he joined the Welsh club as a free agent last summer.
Bafe Gomis – in action for Swansea
Gomis has appeared 12 times for Swansea with two goals so far this season, but only four of those appearances were in the starting line-up.
The Mail is reporting that QPR are interested in signing the striker in January, and that he has a £7M release clause in his Swansea contract.
So we suppose it could be possible that Swansea make close to a £7M profit on the player in just six months – if they sell him in January.
But Newcastle will not be one of those clubs – because owner Mike Ashley likes a good deal – and if we didn’t want to pay the money for him when he was a free agent there’s just no way Newcastle will pay £7M for his services.
Especially when Bafe hasn’t looked impressive playing for Swansea.
And it looks like 20 year old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is available for around £10M, and that would be much better deal for Newcastle.
We haven’t done too badly up front this season, with Papiss Cisse in great form and 21 year-old Spanish U21 International Ayoze Perez looking good when playing in the Newcastle first team.
And of course Newcastle have a promising local striker in 17 year-old Adam Armstrong coming through the ranks too.
But Manu Riviere has struggled, and Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra hasn’t even played for the first team in a competitive game, and doesn’t make the bench.
If Newcastle are to go after a striker in January then we will likely go after somebody who is younger than 29.
Aleksandar Mitrovic and 26 year-old Borussia Monchengladbach’s German International striker Max Kruse are probably the top two targets for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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