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Lyon President On Gomis Transfer Problems – It’s Nothing Personal, It’s All About The Money

8 years ago

As the Bafetimbi Gomis ‘signing’ staggers on, there has been further information and comment from France.

Thanks to our translator Pierre we can bring you the latest from the French media that has appeared this morning.

The French website foot-anglais has reported on what Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has said to L’Equipe.

With Aulas stating the transfer should be sorted in ‘eight days’, why it is specifically 8 days is beyond us.

The quotes would appear to make it clear that the transfer is going to proceed but we’ve all been around the block too many times to believe that anything can be taken for granted until Gomis is pictured in his Wonga shirt.

What we can guarantee is at least 8 more days of transfer torture are on the cards for us all.

Newcastle Aulas: “We have accepted the terms of Newcastle, but …”

Jean-Michel Aulas, President of Olympique Lyonnais, has confirmed that the club has agreed to sell Bafé Gomis to Newcastle. However, the transfer is not official because of disagreement on some issues, particularly with the entourage of the player.

In the columns of L’Equipe on Sunday, the French owner talks about the situation of his players en route to Newcastle: “I am wounded that one may think that we want to hurt him. We invested €15 million at a time when ‘Bafé’ was in trouble at Saint-Etienne (2009). One year before the end of his contract, he must extend or accept a transfer. As the extension is not in the agenda, the transfer is the only solution, ” said JMA.

“We decided that one of our two strikers had to leave, but it’s not me who has chosen, it’s our sports policy makers. We agreed to the terms of Newcastle, who accepted those of Bafé, where it may stumble, is with the conditions around the costs of the agent. This should be resolved within eight days.

Bafé, I hold it against him at the economic level, not at the human level.” 



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