When Joe Kinnear was the Director of Football for about eight months at Newcastle from June of 2013, the player he almost signed 30 months ago was Bafe Gomis who was then at Lyon and Newcastle bid £9M for him.
But then when he became a free agent a year later Newcastle didn´t seem to go after him and he signed on at Swansea.
If we were willing to pay £9M for him in the summer of 2013, then why not sign him as a free agent one year later?
But maybe we are being unfair by bringing some logic into this?
Bafe Gomis – now at Swansea
And of course by then Joe Kinnear had also been fired.
There´s news in the Mail today that Newcastle have added Bafetimbi Gomis as a potential striker target this month for a player who is now 30 years old.
Bafe has a £7M release clause in his contract but isn´t he too old for Newcastle these days?
It seems that Swansea may be willing to sell some players this month and use the money to fund some incoming players they have identified to strengthen their squad.
But we would be very surprised if Newcastle do target Bafe Gomis this month.
What do you think?