Newcastle were actively pursuing Bafe Gomis in the summer of 2013 when Joe Kinnear was the Director of Football at the club, and Bafe was available for around £9M from Lyon – but for whatever reason we didn’t get him to Newcastle, and Bafe decided to see out the final year of his one five year contract at Lyon.
Bafe Gomis – 29 year-old Swansea striker
And then last summer Newcastle didn’t seem to be too interested in signing him, even though he was then available as a free agent – and eventually he went to Swansea – but he’s not played there much at all due to Ivory Coast International Wilfried Bony – another former Newcastle transfer target – being the starter.
But Bony has moved to Manchester City with City completing the signing of the Ivory Coast striker for around £28M, so we are assuming that will not get them into further trouble with the Financial Fair Play Rules of UEFA.
Bafe Gomis is now available for a rather inflated £7M from Swansea, although it will be surprising if Swansea want to let him leave in January, with Bony having moved on.
But if Newcastle were not interested in this player last summer when he was a free agent, then Mike Ashley is not going to pay £7M for a player who turns 30 in July.
There’s no chance Newcastle will be bringing in Bafe Gomis in January, because it doesn’t seem to make much sense to do that – given the history.
Bafe has played 20 times for Swansea this season with four goals.
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