Bafetimbi Gomis Chooses ‘Ambitious’ Swansea Over Newcastle
Respected French media organisation France Football have reported that Bafetimbi Gomis has agreed to join Swansea City, with the Welsh club successfully offering a three year to tempt the striker ahead of other Premier League clubs. Gomis due to travel over to Wales and formally sign this coming week.
Swansea have made the early move as they are resigned to losing Wilfried Bony, the striker currently at the World Cup with Cheick Tiote and the rest of the Ivory Coast squad. Bony’s agent recently stating that he expected the striker to move to a top club this summer.
The concept of actually planning ahead to replace a player who is known to be going – something totally alien to Mike Ashley and his hired help.
Demba Ba left in January 2013 and even 18 months later, Newcastle have still not replaced him, never mind making contingency plans before he left. This was despite every transfer window proving to be a total circus, with every man and his dog knowing Ba wanted a bigger contract or he’d leave, and there being no way Ashley was going to pay it.
Gomis’ agent Willie McKay recently had this to say about his player’s future;
“I’m speaking to 5 Premier League clubs about Bafetimbi and it’s no surprise there is a lot of interest in him, he’s one of the best free agents out there.
“I’m speaking to one very ambitious Chairman of an ambitious club and they’re very keen to sign him and Bafetimbi will go to a club who proves they really want him.
“The club who are really pushing for him have held a long-term interest in him and made a big bid when he was under contract at Lyon”
It wouldn’t be too hard to work out that McKay’s description could very well be Swansea, the team who put the money down for Bony who proved a massive success. A club that won a trophy and then invested on top of that. In the last two transfer windows Swansea made ten permanent signings including Bony and Jonjo Shelvey, while Newcastle made none.
If Mike Ashley believes that McKay is talking about him and Newcastle when he talks of ambitious Chairman/owner and an ambitious club, he’d be more likely to sue the agent for defamation than take it as a compliment.
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