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Bafetimbi Gomis set for Newcastle

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Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Lyon to bring striker Bafetimbi Gomis to St James' Park.

United are keen to increase their attacking options and had an earlier bid of £6.9million rejected last week. 

But both clubs have reportedly come to an agreement for the 27-year-old and a deal could be concluded over the next few days if personal terms can be agreed with the player.

Newcastle are also believed to be interested in signing Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy on loan, with Darren Bent also on their radar. 

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told French website Journal du Dimanche: "We have accepted the proposal of Newcastle, which is eight million euros, plus two million bonus."

Newcastle only finished 16th in the Premier League last season, after a superb fifth place finish in 2011/12, and they have yet to make any new signings this summer. 

Gomis has been with Lyon since 2009 and has made 195 appearances times netting 76 times.  

So is Gomis worth the trouble and, more importantly, the money?  

It is a difficult question to answer because there are so many things that make the 27-year-old a talented striker and a potential star for club and country.  

He is strong, athletic, physically imposing, fast considering his build and capable of scoring some outrageous goals, arguably perfect for the Premier League.

 

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