Five reasons Newcastle are the perfect club for Bafetimbi Gomis

St James Park

Lyon have confirmed Newcastle United’s interest in signing striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Frenchman has been connected with several Premier League clubs already this summer and it seems Newcastle may have just got their noses in front in the race to sign him.

Gomis is an extremely experienced striker and someone who could benefit Newcastle in several ways.

He may have slight worries about making the move to Newcastle considering where the club finished in the Premier League last season but there are several reasons why Newcastle is a great club for him.

The Supporters

One of the things which makes Newcastle United such a great football club is the fact they have one of the best sets of supporters in England and across Europe.

Gomis should be confident that he will be backed by the Newcastle fans and he should be aware that they are very fair. Newcastle’s fans will get on his back when he deserves it and sing his name when he produces his best form.

French Connection

The fact Newcastle have so many French speaking players already is very significant.

Gomis may already have a basic grasp of English but communication problems won’t exist because of the current French element to the Newcastle United squad.

It should help Gomis understand quickly the way his manager and his teammates want him to play and will also give him the best chance of settling in quickly because in turn, he can get his questions and issues across easily.


Newcastle are a perfect club for him because there is a clear need for him in the current squad.

Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran are the most notable forwards at the club right now, which means Gomis has a great chance to lead the attack of a Premier League side.

That in turn will give him the chance of revitalising his best form earlier in his Lyon career. He seems to be at his happiest when he’s cracking in goals for fun as the undoubted centre forward in a team.

The Boss

Alan Pardew is a very realistic, basic and honest manager which means he should be able to get the most out of Gomis.

Pardew is the perfect figure to make Gomis aware of the sort of pressures and expectations that go hand in hand with playing for a club like Newcastle United.

His knowledge of English football is solid so Gomis is moving to a club with a manager who will know the best way to get the most out of him in a Premier League environment.


Gomis will be aware of the huge potential that Newcastle possess as a football club.

Yes, they had a poor season last season and the bookies aren’t giving them a hope of getting into the top half of the table this time round, but Newcastle have a huge infrastructure.

That should give the side a great chance of staying in and around the top six when they eventually get there at some point in the future.

Are you happy Newcastle are going after Gomis?

image: © nyaa birdies perch

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch