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Swansea Striker Wants To Join Newcastle

11:45 pm, Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 38 Comments

The Mail is reporting tonight that Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis would rather join Newcastle United than Crystal Palace, who are managed by former Magpies boss Alan Pardew.

Newcastle are interested in Gomis, who we were after when he was still at Lyon in the summer of 2014, but only as a fallback in case we cannot get first choice Saido Berahino of West Brom.

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Bafe Gomis – now wants to join Newcastle

Swansea seem ready to sell Gomis and it remains to be seen if they will sell him to Newcastle – who like Swansea are fighting relegation.

Of course that didn´t stop them from selling Jonjo Shelvey to us last week and the English midfielder looks like a terrific buy at £12M.

Crystal Palace are trying to get Dwight Gayle into the deal as a player exchange for the 30 year-old 12 times capped French International striker.

Bafe Gomis has a £7M buy-out clause in his contract and made a good start to the season.

He scored four goals in the first four games – and one was against Newcastle in the 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium in the second game of the season.

But the goals have kind of dried up lately – but he is still a powerful striker and could potentially do a job for us this season.

But only if we cannot sign Saido Berahino from West Brom.

Bafe has 16 goals in 57 appearances for the Swans since signing for them 18 months ago as a free agent from Lyon.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 20, 2016 at 11:49 PM

    NO WAY !!!

  • 2 jimmysmith // Jan 20, 2016 at 11:53 PM

    He’d add nothing to squad, other than as second fiddle to Mitro or vice versa, and neither is quite up to the mark, although I at least retain significant hope for Mitro. In Gomis I have practically none, who’ s had one little spell of form in 18 months at Swansea, plus is on a long contract and big money. It’s rubbish, and if not ought to be.

  • 3 SPRINGY // Jan 20, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    the star reckons wba have knocked back chelsea spurs and newcastle offers for berahino and want 30m………next!

  • 4 Blofal // Jan 20, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    Give that one a miss. Would rather take a punt on a Championship striker.

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Jan 20, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    Gomis is really not a very good player – limited skill.
    he was nicknamed Go -Miss – very apt -not clinical.

  • 6 VanToonMan // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Re: Townsend – I cannot understand why some people here are encouraging that we buy him. He is not proven in the PL – we have Perez, Aarons and Thauvin who all play left-side of the 3 behind Miro – total waste of money in my opinion.

    We should use that money on a top quality CB and/or LB or combine it with the Berahino money and buy a top quality Striker for £30+ mil

  • 7 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    soooo… who’s the next striker to knock us back?lol…….remy?

  • 8 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    30m is a joke for berahino……so who else can we get who’s quick and scores

  • 9 toonicle // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    No thanks. Powerful CF type is already well covered with Mitro. Frankly I’d rather not sign any striker and focus on a winger and CB this window. No need to block out Perez and Mitro from starting places now that we finally have a midfielder that can supply them.

  • 10 VanToonMan // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    Whatever happened to Kevin Gameiro?

  • 11 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    Leave Townsend and Berahino well alone at those prices. Not worth it.

    Persist with Mitro. He will come good.

    Wiji, Sissoko, Perez and De Jong when fit are all good enough to chip in with goals from midfield.

    Buy a top quality centre half and left back thus window.

  • 12 loonie-toon // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:07 AM

    No thanks rather play mike Ashley up front haha

  • 13 optimistic prime // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    April fool, must be

  • 14 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    still think townsend may sign but if berahino is’nt….why not sign a few of these to bolster the squad kone(cb),ben yedder(winger/forward),phillips(right winger) and see if willems(lb)is any where near fitness

  • 15 brklyngeordie // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    Mentioned it on another article we should go for Braithwaite from Toulouse very fast and can play St or RW..

    Wouldn’t mind Dwight Gayle either and now that it’s known they want to move him they can’t drive the price on us…

    If we really are willing to splash the Cash get Emboloo in and call it a window we will be stacked up front and can focus all summer on other areas

  • 16 number9legend // Jan 21, 2016 at 12:58 AM

    He’s 30 ffs!!!! Albeit could score the goals to “maybe”? Keep us up but it’s a no go area for me TBH

  • 17 toonicle // Jan 21, 2016 at 1:13 AM

    Expat- Agree totally but I’m convinced for some reason that we are getting Willems in the summer so no LB this window.

  • 18 jimmysmith // Jan 21, 2016 at 1:26 AM

    That Deloitte rich proffers a rather a grim dose of reality for Newcastle fans.

    A brief synopsis, “despite now being the 17th richest club in the world, Newcastle have cinder in fuggen snow’s chance of ever playing Champions League football, ever, ever, again.

  • 19 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:29 AM


    If we need to buy british, Willems is no good as a left back.

    The lad from Hull seems decent or either Rose or Davies from Spurs. We need to keep Taylor as a 4th choice centre half along with Dummett who can cover voth positions

  • 20 toonicle // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    If we bring in Phillips and keep Colback around we still have quite a few English lads with Shelvey Elliot Dummett Lascalles. Don’t see much need to keep Taylor around after this season I guess

  • 21 toonicle // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:43 AM

    Of course assuming we bring in at least one more top class CB before the summer window ends.

  • 22 toonincheek // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:05 AM

    Something wrong with that table.
    Quote 2014/15 revenue followed by 2013/14 in brackets.
    Quote in Euros and £s.
    The euros figures show 2013/14 to be lower than 2014/15
    The £s figures show 2013/14 to be higher.
    (unless they are using different exchange rates, but I don’t think so)

  • 23 Dagwoodz // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:06 AM

    I see that the gamesmanship has just been elevated by Brum…they’re asking 30 million for Berahino. LOL…Chelski and Spuds can have him for that. If 30 mil is the price, might as well take a punt and make a cheeky bid for Vardy.

    I would assume pay 25 mil for Lacazette more than I would pay 30 for Berahino.

    Speaking of rip offs, can’t say that I like Townsend for 14 mil…that’s at least 5 million overpriced, and that’s only because he’s British, otherwise it would be about 10 million overpriced. I just don’t see the price tag of 14 being justified there. He’s not playing, isn’t match fit, does NOT provide as much as people make him out to, is predominantly a RIGHT sided player, (pushing Sissoko left?), is left footed and likes to cut in to shoot, not cross. If we’re going to buy a winger, buy one that can go inside OR out, and actually will cross the ball and provide service into the box instead of being a one trick pony, cutting inside all the time for a shot.

    All that being said…if we do sign Townsend, I will withold judgement until he gets match fit and a few games after. It’s just that he’s not our player, yet, and I’m not overly optimistic about what he brings, outside of a little better footballing brain and pace, more than Obertoon.

  • 24 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:17 AM


    Apparently, the chronicle said last night that we have no interest in either Phillips or Sinclair.

    We will have a lot of squad decisions to make between now and the summer.

    If we can sell Tiote……..replaced by Saivet
    If we can sell Williamson……already replaced by Lascelles.
    There is about 6 million pounds brought in

    What is the status of Cabella? Has his permanent transfer gone through yet for 6 million?

    Who is out of contract this summer? Taylor? Obertan? Aarons? Elliott? Vukic?

    Who is returning from loan? Who do we sell? Who do we keep?……Armstrong, Ameobi, Bigi, Ferguson, Gillihead, Gillhespey, Satka,

    Who do we try to offload and replace? Gouffran, Thauvin, Obertan, Marvesux, De Jong?

  • 25 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:21 AM

    And this, of course, us all relevant if the club stay up. If we dont, then all our name players will be sold in a firesale and we are back to square one again in the championship.

    Frightening, isnt it?

  • 26 jimmysmith // Jan 21, 2016 at 4:50 AM

    Yeah, money is an issue, but it’s also simple math. We need British to meet our quotas, we need to restrict our salary to a revenue ratio that will satisfy FFP, although we have some room to move there I think, considering some are coming off contract, and we weren’t bad to begin with. But most of all we need to stay up, to get all that filthy lucre that’s about to come flooding in. And while Ashley is a gambler, I tend to think last season was an extremely sobering one for him.

  • 27 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Jan 21, 2016 at 5:52 AM

    I’ve said it every time we’re linked with him for years- please no to Gomis!

    Swansea fans have finally realised that Gomis would be completely mediocre in the premier league. He had a little honeymoon period at the beginning but from what I’ve heard Swansea fans have decided he’s not really good enough

    He is incredibly clumsy and his first touch is a lottery. Even logically, we have Mitrovic, why would they want another target man?

    If we got him I’d see it as another Shefki Kuqi signing.

  • 28 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    Signing Gomis would be a return to Carr being all powerful in the final decision making process. Macca has said he wants to inject more pace into the side . Mitrovic Lacks pace and we don’t need another. Berahino would be ideal and Pochettino has said he doesn’t feel the need to bring another striker.
    See Newcastle -£128.8m , moved from 19th to 17th in latest Deloitte rankings. 2016-2017 will see record Premier League tv deals and yet further places in the top 30 for PL clubs and the potential for some further clubs to climb into the top 20. There will be a lot of money thrashing around and Ashley could well see the advantage of buying now rather than in a further inflated market in the summer.

  • 29 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    Jimmy spot on. I think you’ve read the tea leaves correctly. It’s a little early to say we’ve got our football club back but this window could have us finally heading in the right direction. .

  • 30 hibbitt // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    he’s not called GoMiss for nothing

  • 31 Santon03 // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    no thx to gomis, I would prefer Pato than this guy.

    wba put 30mil price tag on saido, we should go for other options. I rather pay for AC or Huntelaar.

  • 32 Jail for Ashley // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:32 AM

    I’d do a straight swap for Riverie which what is should have happened in the first place !

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    I’m just hoping that we are stalling for Remy and that he’d want to join us. 15/20 goals a season for the next three years for 12M with no sell on value would be better value than the millions wasted on players who are worth less than we paid for them let alone sell on value.

  • 34 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    Liverpool learnt nothing when they bought Big Andy. What gluttons for punishment – Benteke on loan anyone? No me neither.

  • 35 Ron Knee // Jan 21, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Morning jesper

    Re Gomis: Isn’t having one Rivière on the books enough for any club?

  • 36 firebug666 // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    West Brom open to bargain £15m deal with Newcastle to spite Tottenham in Berahino chase

    WEST BROM are reportedly considering a cut-price sale of Saido Berahino to Newcastle in order to avoid doing business with Tottenham.

    Both Premier League clubs have been trailing Berahino, 22, this month, while Chelsea are thought to be interested.

    Spurs are believed to have had a £25m bid already rejected, while a second offer of £16.2m up front was also snubbed.

    Instead, Albion are reportedly willing to offer Berahino to Newcastle in a £15m agreement.

    The Daily Mirror claim West Brom’s refusal to do business with Spurs stems from last summer.

    The north London club pushed to sign former England U21 star Berahino before the start of the season, which resulted in the player threatening to go on strike in an effort to land a move.

    Spurs had previously been linked with the ace before the January 2015 transfer window, when the Baggies were thrashing out a new contract with Berahino’s representatives.

    As for Newcastle, manager Steve McClaren is seeking new recruits, having already added Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet to his relegation-threatened squad.

    The Sun claim West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace is holding out for £30m for his star striker if he is to go to Chelsea or Spurs.

  • 37 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:03 AM

    In spite of all this papertalk, I highly doubt we would go anywhere within a bees dick of Gomis.

  • 38 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Pochettino isn’t into managers speak and I thought his post match comment was revealing. How would you interprete him saying that if they add another offensive player they have to have the right profile because if you buy the wrong player then you break the balance of the dressing room.
    He also sang the praises of Kane. That’s for me- Spurs will not buy a ST in this window. Let’s not hang around but get Berahino in as he would provide balance.

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