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19 Reasons Why Striker Won’t Sign For Newcastle

8 years ago

There are 19 good reasons why Bafetimbi Gomis won’t be signing for Newcastle United this summer.

The striker has been linked with Newcastle for some considerable time and I don’t know about you, but when this situation exists I find it hard to see anything good coming out of it, whether Gomis eventually signs or not.

If Newcastle and/or the player weren’t desperate enough to get the deal done in all of this time, then you have to question the motivations of both parties if the deal did now happen. Gomis happy to run down his contract so he could secure a massive contract at his next club, while Newcastle United potentially waiting for the same thing to happen and pick him up without any transfer fee.

In the event, I find it very hard to see that being a particular worry, as surely now the last 9 months have made any move to St.James’ Park most unlikely.

When Gomis was in dispute with Lyon last summer and started the season with the reserves, it looked like a typical situation ripe for Mike Ashley to exploit on the cheap.

However, Bafetimbi Gomis was eventually accepted back into the first team and has ended up with 19 goals in all competitions, or you could even say his total is 21 if you included the two he got for the reserves.

Those goals ensure the striker will have a number of choices as to his next destination, with the only sure thing that he will be able to demand massive wages on the back of a zero transfer fee, plus be able to insist on a longer than normal contract for a striker who turns 29 ahead of next season.

There’s been speculation in the press that Newcastle have offered £85,000 a week to Gomis but that the player wants at least £100,000.

While no doubt these stories are no doubt think of a number and write a story/headline, the reality of what Gomis will end up with will no doubt be in that ball park.

Strikers are going to be at an even bigger premium than ever before in this summer’s transfer market, with every Premier League Club having the TV riches, pus of course those in other leagues who also have Champions League cash and/or private funds from rich owners (who put in rather than take out!).

With Newcastle in need of ideally four strikers, or three at the very least, it will be interesting to see exactly who we end up with and with an owner not willing to get into bidding wars, it is hard to see where Newcastle can produce these secret top quality strikers from.


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