Newcastle step up their bid for a striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Newcastle are said to be stepping up their bid to bolster the attack for the coming season.
With their current striker Papiss Cisse looking likely of a departure after his refusal to wear the side’s shirt for next season, as it features a sponsor which goes against his Muslim beliefs, the North-East side are now looking for potential replacements.
Aston Villa’s Darren Bent and Queens Park Rangers’ Loic Remy are two strikers that have been ever-linked to the Magpies this summer, but still no official bid has been made.
Olympique Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Olympique Marseille’s Andre-Pierre Gignac are two names who have recently been enquired about by the club.
‘The Lyon president has said we’re involved with Gomis – and I can confirm we are. Bafetimbi is a player we think could do very well for us.’ – Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
When reflecting back on last season, Pardew admitted the side were ...