Now that Rolando Aarons has been injured, it would seem sensible to keep Yoan Gouffran at Newcastle for the final year of his four and a half year contract since he seems to be returning to some kind of form under Rafa Benitez.
Rafa has talked about Yoan’s good form and his professionalism for a while now – and he has said today in his interviews for the game against Brighton tomorrow that it will take experience in the squad to get promoted.
Yoan Gouffran – staying at Newcastle?
This is what Rafa has told the Chronicle today:
“We don’t have any official offers for some players.” “We did for Gouffran before, but now there’s nobody asking.”
“We are really pleased with him especially after the injury of Rolando.”
“And we’re looking for wingers so we need to be sure that we keep players who are professional and can do well, and help the team.”
It seems like Yoan is well positioned to help the team this season with his hard work and he’s got some skill too.
We expect Yoan to start once again tomorrow against Brighton – and work his socks off for the Newcastle cause.
While he could play up front we would expect him to be on the other wing to Matt Richie, with Ayoze Perez up front and Mohamed Diame in the number 10 position.
Hopefully we can score some goals tomorrow, but it seems to us like Yoan is going nowhere this month.