Scouting Bafetimbi Gomis – The “Baby Drogba” of Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNewcastle are on the verge of signing a striker, they have so dearly missed since the departure of Demba Ba. The Tyne-side club are hoping to wrap up the deal for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis within next few days.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed that a fee in the region of £7m potentially rising to £8.7m, including the add-ons has been agreed for the striker. The only stumbling block remains is the dispute over agent fees and commission that is causing the delay.
“There are several people involved in the operation, which complicates the negotiations. But I am hopeful that things will be resolved within 24 or 48 hours.”
Gomis turns 28 next Tuesday and will join a vast contingent of French players at Newcastle. From that perspective, he should not find any such difficulty in adjusting to the system of the club.
Gomis is a strong, well-built striker whose playing styles are more-...