29 year-old Andre-Pierre Gignac has tuned down a move to Russian side Dynamo Moscow, and that gives some hope to Newcastle United who have been interested in the French International striker for a number of years now.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – Newcastle interested
Gignac will become a free agent in the summer after spending five years at Marseilles, and although he’s old for players Newcastle usually want to sign, Mike Ashley has said he will allow older players to come into the club to increase the experience of the side, even though their wages will be higher.
A week or so ago French club Montpellier said they were interested in signing the player, but maybe Gignac is holding out for a move to England and the Premier League.
Liverpool and West Ham United, who have become an ambitious club over the last year or two, are said to be the other two English clubs interested in the player.
If Newcastle are really interested in signing Andre-Pierre, there’s no reason since January why Newcastle cannot have met with his representatives in an attempt to agree a deal for the player who scored 23 goals in 38 appearances for Marseilles last season.
In his five seasons at the club since joining them from Toulouse in 2010, he has scored 77 goals in 186 total appearances.
Gignac has loads of skill and can score goals, and he would be a popular player if he did arrive in the summer, on say a three year deal at Newcastle – and since he’s a free agent Newcastle may be able to get a good deal on the Frenchman.
But if Liverpool want him at Anfield, we would stand little chance of getting a deal done.
But signing a player of this skill who can score goals, would be a good signing for Newcastle this summer.