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Gomis Newcastle Deal Looking Dead In The Water

8 years ago
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The latest coverage from France indicates strongly that any deal for Gomis this summer looks ever more unlikely.

Our translators have been scouring the French news and this is the latest on the farce surrounding Gomis, Newcastle United and Lyon’s owner;

Aulas savait depuis le mois de mai que Lisandro allait quitter l’OL !

Aulas knew since May that Lisandro was leaving the OL!

It does not get boring  this summer  at Olympique Lyonnais  but  it is rarely good news for the fans of the Rhone club. For over a month, Bafetimbi Gomis and Jean-Michel Aulas have disagreed on his transfer as Gomis did not really want to leave the Gones.

And in this endless bickering, the Lyon president HAS always put forward the sporting reason and Rémi Garde’s decision to trust Lisandro and not Gomis, for this coming season. And yet, in a statement making official the future departure of the Argentinian Lisandro, Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed Lisandro had asked to leave in May and again in July and that it had been accepted by the Rhone club owner, provided the team made the champion league qualification which  is happening.

“Olympique Lyonnais wish to inform that they have accepted the request made to President Jean-Michel Aulas, late May and renewed late July for their player Lisandro Lopez to leave the club during this summer transfer period for personal reasons.. Jean-Michel Aulas has agreed for his agent Lisandro to discuss the possibility of a transfer, given the private nature of the request, the professionalism of Lisandro and everything he has brought to Olympique Lyonnais since joining the club in 2009 and provided that he brings the ultimate contribution to Olympique Lyonnais in helping the team to qualify for the first qualifying round of the Champions League, ” confirmed  OL. A statement that confirms that Aulas did know that Lisandro was leaving at the beginning of August. And this Saturday against Nice for the start of the season in the league, Remi Garde Will therefore not have Lisandro, nor a new recruited striker …

Thanks as always to Pierre for the expert translation and on top of the shenanigans above, Marseille who were allegedly after Gomis have now signed Tunisian striker, Saber Khlifa on a four year deal from Evian.

Taking everything into consideration, Pierre’s take on the situation is that Gomis will now stay at Lyon and be sold in January.

What Newcastle do next, if anything, is all that concerns us though.

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