FANS FORGIVE HIS SNUB
Striker wants Toon backing after last season’s U-turn
delighted that Joe has got him on board for us.
“He’ll be a great addition to the squad and I’m sure he’ll bring plenty of goals.
“It’s a big season for Loic, like it is for all our international players ahead of the World Cup, which will only provide extra incentive for him to play at the very top of his game.”
Gomis admits he’s been left in limbo over Newcastle’s cash row with Lyon.
The France striker is desperate to seal a £7million move after agreeing £45,000-aweek personal terms.
But the deal has stalled over a £350,000 severance deal, with Lyon claiming Gomis’ arrest over an unproven rape charge has tarnished the club. They’re stalling on the transfer until Newcastle agree to meet the cost.
It means a frustrating wait for Gomis, who sent thanks to Toon fans for their birthday wishes as he turned 28 on Tuesday.
He said: “Thanks for all the support that you guys have given me. Sadly, the decision to come to join you is not just my own, it’s more complicated.”
SIXY BEAST: Remy celebrating scoring for
the R’s last season
IN LIMBO: Bafetimbi