12 Dec 2012

'You never know' - €13m goal-machine responds to LFC transfer rumours...

Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis is in fine goalscoring form this season, and several clubs - including Liverpool - are interested in signing him in January. Alas, it seems like the 27-year old is determined to stay in France until the end of the season.

When asked on RTL Radio last night about speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool or Spurs, Gomis insisted he was not 'polluting' his mind with thoughts of leaving, but added:

"You never know what can happen in football, we all realise that there are players who can be bought, but I want to finish the season here. After that it is true that there are championships that I like, where I would like to evolve"

The Reds have reportedly scouted Gomis recently with a view to negotiating a January deal, and a recent report in the Daily Mail stated:

"Spurs and Liverpool have stepped up their hunt for Bafetimbi Gomis after the player's representatives flew to London for a meeting last week. His representatives saw both Spurs and Liverpool [Reps]"

Gomis - nicknamed the 'Baby Drogba' - grabbed a hat-trick against Marseille in November, and last season, he scored a stunning 7-minute hat-trick in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb, the fastest treble ever recorded in the competition.

The 27-year was on the scoresheet yet again last weekend, banging-in the winning goal against Montpelier, a victory that put Lyon 5 points ahead of PSG at the top of the league table.

Gomis - who is second only to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Ligue One goalscoring charts - cost Lyon €13m in 2009, and his current contract expires in 2014, which puts him in a strong bargaining position, especially as he's integral to Lyon's success.

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. Sry but not even a little bit..

  2. I'm sorry. but what is so special with him. Two tap ins? (imo, credit goes to the guy who provides the assists not him).

  3. can i add to the list of many players i would like to sign in january. ian rush. just as likely to sign as the hundreds of other speculations that won't happen!

  4. Not going to happen. Sturridge it seems

  5. our apprentice manager will only sign players he has coached which means signing a non-scorer like Sturridge.
    Rafa please accept my personal apology for doubting you at least know what you were doing unlike the apprentice

  6. Sturridge & Ince at the start, and then *drumroll* someone big at the end of the month...I hope.