Newcastle have left it (very) late to bring in a new striker this month and the options we have are now starting to diminish…..quickly.
If Saido Berahino is not available from West Brom and we cannot persuade Loic Remy to come on loan to Newcastle then we could still sign Bafe Gomis, who was our number one target when he was still at Lyon in the summer of 2013.
Bafe Gomis – 30 year-old Swansea striker
There is news that 27 year-old Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo may be available for about £7M – the same fee the 30 year-old Gomis would be available for – but Felipe is untested in the Premier League.
It turns out that at the moment we are favorites at 8/13 odds-on at SkyBet to sign the 30 year-old.
If we do end up signing Gomis that would not be good use of £7M for a 30 year-old and would almost be the only striker option left to us – a poor option.
Gomis is said to have a release clause in his contract of £7M,
Swansea are close to signing Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi, so they don’t think Gomis can do the job for them.
Gomis scored four goals in the first four games this season, one against Newcastle, but has only scored two in the last 19 appearances – he has 6 goals in 23 total appearance for the Swans this season.
We are hoping we can still get Loic Remy in on loan, but the fact that Leicester City are reported to be interested in signing him permanently is worrying.
Who would have thought Remy would have preferred joining Leicester to Newcastle a year ago?
But that could turn out to be what happens in the next four days.
In the last year Leicester have gone rocketing up to the top of the Premier League from bottom place – and we have gone in the opposite direction – just as fast.