Why Newcastle Will Not Go After This Striker In January


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.

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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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17 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #1

    This story seems like a reprint from last season!

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  • hibbit

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #2

    high wages to old no re sale

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Why would he be a target when we wouldn’t take him on a free. He’s barely played so not like he has been so impressive we would make the bid….next.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonking from previous thread – ahhhhh but I DID think! 🙂

    The initial impact from mags boycotting sd would be tiny from a till sales viewpoint, however it would be adversely newsworthy. Same with the match day ‘refreshments’ (gaahh) and the club shop would he the biggest scoop – imagine a club where the fans dont even buy their own merchandise, hardly a glowing endorsement and would inevitably allow the media to rake over the coals of his naughty past practices (alleged). I agree that a sackpardew style wen presence would be the next move. I thought along the lines of say mikesbike.com where there could be a petition to buy Ashley a bike. So he could get on it.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    TS…the media is just as confused as we are, that is probably why they run these random stories!

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #6

    If his wage demand has dropped as much as his transfer value he’d be worth it – but he’ll depreciate too fast for MA’s liking. So it won’t happen. We’d be better off making a offer for Lambert, who is not going to get much football now Sturridge is nearly right. hat won’t happen either.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Is this media rehash an intelligence test for the Geordies to see how stupid we really are…again? Or just his greedy agent? I should have just said agent.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesper

    On the previous about the lads joining gateshead.

    I don’t have experience with football but in cricket you get a lot of young lads from India, South Africa, Australia, etc come to play amateur club cricket as you are allowed 1 overseas player who is paid (usually between £2000 and £20,000 for a six month season depending on a clubs finances). It benefits them a lot to be out of their comfort zone and have the pressure of being the main man, can really push them on…so possibly the same in football.

    We had a lad for a season who then went to play IPL in India (biggest domestic competition in the world) about 4 months after leaving is and now he plays for India, highest ranked team in the world in one day games, he won a world title with them and was named man of the tournament.

    So there is some merit. Ideally they get the highest level possible though.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Tsunki…let me paint you a picture of what will happen tomorrow:

    …there will be 52.000 screaming fans at SJP who have just visited the local SD store before the game and are now enjoying a hot-dog and a lite beer in their seat 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Jesper

    They just recycle stories, knowing people will click a new link, which keeps money from advertising coming in.

    A bit annoying but when the service is free for the consumer they need to make the money somewhere I guess.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Agent talk. Media spec. Total bollox.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12

    this demo at rangers tonight will will give a good idea of how much fight the rangers fans have in them

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    TS…I don’t think it works that way in football – but what was think was why would you send a player of that caliber to play in the non league, when the level in the reserve is much higher?

    …just imagine what kid of players that would play in the reserve for Arsenal, Man Utd, Citeh, Liverpool, Spurs and Chelski?

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  • Gav00Toon

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #14

    The fellas garbage, but might improve when Cisse joins him!!

    Newcastle will not purchase over the transfer window even if we sell Cisse or Sissoko. Too many players at the club already…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    *thinking

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  • magicbus

    Jan 16, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #16

    We cant afford his wages anyway sp pretty pointless to comment any more.

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  • MR NEWCASTLE

    Jan 16, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #17

    where we really going after any of these players

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