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Newcastle United Now Reported To Be Making Double Transfer ‘Swoop’ On Lyon

6 years ago

The clock is ticking down to the start of the season and with three weeks to go, it is now claimed that Newcastle United could make a double signing at cash troubled Lyon, adding strength at both the front and back.

GEN00133_Bakary_Kone_Newcastle_United_NUFCNewcastle’s interest in Bafetimbi Gomis has been well documented with both the French club and United confirming this.

Indeed Alan Pardew has even stated in his increasingly frustrated transfer comments;

“Gomis is a player who would suit us and we should pursue him as strongly as we can.”

The other name thrown into the mix by the Mirror is Lyon’s left footed 6ft 2 central defender Bakary Kone.

Kone is 25 and plays international football for Burkina Faso, whether he would improve Newcastle’s back line is open to question.

Since arriving at Lyon in a 2m Euros deal two years ago, Kone has roughly played half of the Ligue 1 league matches, indeed last season he was on the bench 16 times compared to 14 times in the starting line-up.

Gomis looks a decent player but hard to see Kone coming in ahead of Colo, Mapou or Taylor, though as a replacement for Williamson it would represent potential progress for me.


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