Would you reignite a move for Kevin Gameiro?

Gameiro unwanted at PSG
I see that all of the locals this morning are saying that we’ve been offered the chance to sign the talk of last summer, Kevin Gameiro.

The PSG forward opted to sign for the Parc des Princes outfit instead of joining us last summer, which in hindsight was probably a bad move for him but a good move for us as we ended up with Papiss Cisse instead.

Apparently he has fallen out with Carlo Ancelotti after failing to nail down a regular starting spot for PSG and has been told that he can find a new club after just one season in the French capital. Mind you, his goal record still isn’t bad despite not being a regular starter and he managed to finds the net 11 times in 30 appearances last term.

I have a saying, and that saying is never go back. I would suggest it should apply to this scenario also. He’s turned us down once so for him to join us now would almost be like we would be his second choice, his last chance if you like. What sort of message does that send out to the other players in the squad? You weren’t good enough then but now I’ve failed you are?

Fortunately I think we’ve moved on and are now looking at other targets to bolster our front line. I don’t think we’ll be investing huge amounts in our front line unless we lose a player, most likely to be Demba Ba which in turn means that it’s unlikely we’ll stump up the majority of the €11m PSG will want to recoup for the former Lorient man.

Another name we’ve been linked with over the last few days is that of Coventry City’s 18-year-old highly-rated midfield enforcer Gael Bigirimana, with Sky Sports even suggesting that he’ll be signing for us over the summer.

Described as an “Essien style” players, Bigirimana has impressed at The Ricoh Arena despite the recent relegation of the Sky Blues. If signed by us he would most definitely be one for the future rather than one for the now.

So what do you make of it all? Would be willing to take Gameiro, again?

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160 thoughts on “Would you reignite a move for Kevin Gameiro?

  1. imo pardew wont go for the guy,he has cisse now who more or less is the same type of striker even if BA goes it will be a type of player that can play more than one position but we need a striker with this bloody ANC again could be jong if price is to jabba likeing

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  2. Ice – I understand what you and Dave are saying but the thing is, if Cisse has a loss of form of gets injured the we are struggling. Ba lost form at the back end of last season and if it was for Cisse being so prolific we wouldn’t have done half as well. We need at least 1 striker if we loose Lovern and possibly Best and Ranger as well and this kid can score.
    That said, I don’t see us spending €10m plus for him like.

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  3. ICE@78-I agree they are very simular,we need a quick ,clever striker a bit like Owen USED to be and not someone who will disapear off to Acon with Ba and Cisse.

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  4. Kim…my avatar won’t change πŸ‘Ώ …..summat up with it, I still see Blakey for Toonsy’s avatar too for some reason 😯

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  5. i thought a player like fletcher at wolves type player who would have been happy to sit on bench when he has to,but it was quoted scum bid for him,asking price is 10mil forget it imo,at 3mil maybe for a sound squad member

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  6. Ice – what do you think of Rodellaga from Wigan, I know he’s had a quite season and had a few injuries but he’s similar to Fletcher and could be picked up on a free, plus he’s Colombian so no ACoNs

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  7. SHARPY i thought about him as it happens, the season before last he seemed good and a lot of teams looked at him but last season he was poor imo,have teams sussed him,or a one season wonder,cannot make him out i know he had a few injurys but not the one for me mate,few storeys going about hes looking for big wages hope he gets them but not at toon

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  8. Ice – I got the impression that Martinez knew that he was leaving for free this summer and opted to play Di Santo coz he was their longer term strike option.
    If we lost Lovern and Ranger and/or Best, I personally see him as a good buy on a free but with wages of around Β£15k a week with bonuses. I think your right in the sense that he hasn’t proven he’d be worth more than that in recent seasons.

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  9. i see burnley have accepted a 7mil bid from southhamton for there striker,you bloody bet they would

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  10. oooh, Miss Diane!

    Nice avatar Richie πŸ˜† …that should keep the ladies happy πŸ˜‰

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  11. Ice – I don’t think I’d be particularly pleased if we were shelling out Β£7m on Rodriguez like, don’t believe he’s THAT good!!

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  12. Ice πŸ˜† ….I’ll send ya that email tomorrow, not had time(or the full info) yet.

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  13. Ah, he learnt from the Master then Ice πŸ™‚

    …speaking of strikers anyway, I’ve just been caught up in a ‘Wiki-hole’ for the last hour or so and ended up (via past Ballon d’Or winners) on the Gerd MΓΌller page.

    😯 😯 …what a record he had! 655 goals in 709 games!

    I was saying earlier how I’d like a short, pacy, tricky little fker to compliment our big lads. this quote on MΓΌller made me laugh:

    “MΓΌller was short, squat, awkward-looking and not notably fast; he never fit the conventional idea of a great footballer, but he had lethal acceleration over short distances, a remarkable aerial game, and uncanny goalscoring instincts. His short legs gave him a strangely low center of gravity, so he could turn quickly and with perfect balance in spaces and at speeds that would cause other players to fall over.” πŸ˜€

    …do they still make them like that? If so, I want one!

    πŸ˜†

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  14. ok mate ill be waiting with fingers crossed,hope its not like me ive loads of luck but its all bad πŸ™

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  15. Gameiro no thanks sorry
    This time last year we were all excited about gervinho dodged a bullet there and bought class in cisse.

    So much rubbish in media and I’m sorry but this had to be up there lazy regurgitated journalism

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  16. Borussia MΓΆnchengladbach look favourites to take both toon targets Hoilett and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to the Bundesliga…

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  17. wehey…Chucky’s got worky jumping through hoops, it’s enough to make you cringe…. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  18. Prem, I think he may be slightly out of our price range though, unfortunately. πŸ™ …just been checking out Spain’s squad for the Euros. They’re still the dog’s proverbials like. They could field a starting 11 consisting purely of Real and Barca players.

    Andy, I’d be happy if he got anywhere near the “short fat one”‘s record, obviously scoring most of them for us.

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  19. …mind you Prem, his buy out clause is just a snip at 120 million quid πŸ˜† …the world’s gone mad.

    MM, I got halfway down comment 21 and my brain started hurting. 😐

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  20. Kim, to be fair, Richie was particularly cunning in his suggestive wording. You just misinterpreted, and fluttered into his web of deceit. πŸ˜† The power of suggestion eh.

    3…2…1…..you’re back in the room 😯 πŸ˜†

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  21. Yeah – think I’m in the camp where he thought he went to the best possible club, I’d be surprised if we paid the fee they would require or his wages to be honest
    Papers know jack do are just linking us with any old targets and pretty much anyone else who sorts fits our transfer profile

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  22. So was I Kim, to be fair. 😎
    I was half expecting that Barfa on the Union Jack pic, but maybe sauced up a few notches in Photoshop.

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  23. SteveP, regarding Gameiro, we were after a striker and he was on our hit list of top targets along with Cisse. He fkd us off, we got Cisse. Job done.

    As far as I’m concerned, Gameiro missed the ferry.

    In all honesty I can’t see us going back in for him. It just doesn’t tend to happen in the world of football. I want a “short, squat and awkward-looking striker who causes other players to fall over” now anyway. πŸ˜†

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  24. …not wanting to be too obvious, and I’m only saying it cos ‘Aussie Magpie Fan’ is currently counting sheep in bed (literally), but I think Richie could fit that profile. 😯

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  25. I see the daily fail are saying Kruls got a 3/5 chance of going to Spurs πŸ™„ they fail to remember that ‘why the F-CK would he want to go there?’ there in Europa like us and are much more likely to see an exodus of their top players than us, also they have Friedel who is a brilliant Keeper and has a few seasons left in him.

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  26. M, lend me your Future Goggles (TM) please, I want to see what it looks like next year too, on a number of occasions. Call me a nosey ****.

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  27. Rodz me old mucka – there’s no future tense in that post. Spurs transfer priorities are a striker and a keeper – don’t u think?

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  28. ….the Rodzilla cleaners are due in a minute, can you finish your sentences off please………. πŸ™„ …ksake πŸ™„

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  29. M, well not wanting to come across as a **** or anything, but you did start all this time-lapse **** with your reference to “next year” @114

    (which incidentally I haven’t even read yet, as I’m taking my time in the future) 😎

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  30. twas a comment on Friedel, not wor Timmy.

    I’d be surprised to see Levy and Llambias/Ashley agree a fee for any player. Notorious negotiators that they are…

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  31. richietoon says:
    May 29, 2012 at 15:25
    Georgio…He said β€œover” 20 years, so probably started when we won the Fairs Cup….****ing gloryhunter

    😯 πŸ˜₯ πŸ‘Ώ

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  32. Na mate, had them for breakfast… those wombats can be little ******* to put down though, they put up one hell of a fight mate…
    maybe next time Rodz πŸ˜†

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  33. Borboletta, said Carlos…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 😎

    (as he destroyed the div)

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  34. **** it anyway, *******, whatever.

    NEXT!

    come on Uncle Toons, ye slack arsed **** 😯 😯 😯

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  35. I see ’5.3% ABV Rodzilla’ is online at the moment πŸ˜† Poor normal Rodzilla, he was a nice bloke, I hope to see him again soon πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  36. you seem very angry today Rich, do you want to talk through these anger issues mate, I am here if you need me :mrgreen:

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  37. Tell you what there is nowt about news wise again is there? Just the usual journo crap of linking most of our players away with no substance to back up those claims:roll:

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  38. Toonsy…aye, it must be a blogmeister’s worst nightmare. Just make something up and see how long the papers take to pick up on it πŸ˜‰

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  39. I’ll come up with something controversial for ya tonight. Its always a good time for some conspiracy this… πŸ˜‰

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  40. it is almost comical as to how much bullsh*t is being sprayed about by the press… I don’t know how the can look at themselves in the mirror each day.. If they were sued for every slanderous story or for every lie, none of these tabloid papers would have a penny to piss on..

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  41. On Gameiro, i’d take him. Very good player. His choicE last summer was an ambitious PSG or a Newcastle side not in Europe who the press were tipping for relegation. No brainer really. Now he see’s we are on the rise, can fit his ambition and he can become part of a hard working, talented squad things are different. I’d certainly hold no grudge if he moved here….

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  42. The press **** about Krul is pissing me off, 3/5 chance of Krul ending up at spurs why exactly ?? A club that have as strict a wage cap as us and are in the same european competition. The daily fail strikes again… πŸ™„

    The cisse stuff isnt even worth commenting on and the ba stuff is boring the **** off me just sign up or **** off and fail your medical then come back with your tail between your legs after your gammy knee ****s it all up… πŸ™„

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  43. Aussie…It’s disgraceful really, I said quite a while back that Journalism is a dying trade. All most of them seem to do is either regurgitate old news, most of which was made up in the first place or surf the web and write rumours out as an article. There’s **** all investigating or researching done anymore, we all tek the piss out of Cwarr(rightly so) but I bet his success percentage of 1% still compares favourably with the journos. πŸ‘Ώ

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  44. Apparently the french press are saying we are in for Sessegnon. They are saying that the Sunderland attacking player has a release clause of 8m and we are looking to sign him up. His agent was saying that Stephane would love to link up with all the other french players currently with Newcastle.
    It would be a gutsy move from the young french man, given the history of the two clubs though..

    I hope this is true.. really good little player..

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  45. Rich – Aye it is. To top it all off internet access is at a premium in this hotel. Currently STOOD on the bed holding the laptop trying to maintain wireless signal πŸ™„

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  46. Aussie…I’d love it if we signed him, he’s a good player but the added bonus of pissing them off would be great……doubt it’ll happen but watch how they’d suddenly reckon he was crap πŸ˜†

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