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Exclusive – Newcastle Strike Target Makes Clear He Won’t Be Pushed Out By Lyon

11 years ago

Yesterday we brought you news from France that Newcastle United were reported to have made enquiries about signing French striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon.

Today Gomis is making clear that he will be the master of his own destiny and isn’t impressed with the conduct of his club, the fact they are in a desperate financial position where they have to sell some of their biggest assets isn’t his problem.

He is also making clear that club are trying to sign him, though where (if) Newcastle figure in that equation is an unknown.

Thanks as always to Pierre for the expert translation from L’Equipe.

Gomis : «Je suis loin d’être parti»

Gomis:  “I am far from leaving”

Omitted from the Lyon pre-season training group in Tignes, pushed out by Jean-Michel Aulas who wishes to sell him this summer, Bafetimbi Gomis assures this Friday in l’Equipe newspaper that he will not be pushed around.

“If I get to one year before the end of my contract, it’s not my fault either, says the striker, disappointed by the lack of support from Remi Garde but said  to have the support of many OL players. Gomis also claims he intends to remain the one in charge of his future. ” I respect all the clubs (looking to buy him) but I still have the right to decide my destination, right? I want to choose without being forced, even if I am offered more advantageous conditions than at Lyon.”



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