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Gomis On Way To Newcastle United – Can 5,000 Frenchmen (& Women) Be Wrong?

8 years ago

Both Newcastle United and Lyon have confirmed that negotiations are under way that could see French striker Bafetimbi Gomis move to Tyneside.

This is the latest from L’Equipe in France, much valued translation as always from Pierre;

FOOTBALL TRANSFERS Pardew Confirms For B.Gomis

Gomis – will he join the French colony of Newcastle? (Reuters)

Mentioned last Wednesday, the interest of Newcastle for Bafé Gomis intensifies.

Alan Pardew, the manager of the English club, confirmed the news to Newcastle’s  Chronicle :

“The president of Lyon explained that we were in contact with the player and it is a reality. This is a player who could be invaluable. We follow him.”

According to the local newspaper, the French international striker 27 years is pressing the Magpies to recruit him, especially as Papiss Cisse is leaving. Out of contract in a year, it could bring in more than ten million (Euros) to OL.

L’Equipe then revealed the details of an online poll they have been running with regard to the likelihood of Gomis arriving on Tyneside;

Do You Think Gomis will join Newcastle United?

Yes 80%

No 20%

Number of votes: 4985 votes

Let us hope 5,000 (4,985) Frenchmen (and Women) can’t be wrong, or for the pedantic amongst you who may be upset that our artistic license headline isn’t entirely factually correct; 3988 Frenchmen/women (80% of 4,985).

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