Newcastle offer massive contract to sign 17-goal Ligue-1 striker

Newcastle United have offered a massive contract to Bafetimbi Gomis after the striker’s Lyon contract expired this summer, Daily Star reports.

According to French media out L’Equipe, Newcastle are attempting to sign Gomis on £75,000-a-week salary along with a £2million sign-on fee to make him the Magpies’ second summer addition.

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The striker’s availability has alerted a host of other clubs, with QPR, Fenerbache, and Galatasary all looking to lure over the French international.

Gomis scored an impressive 17 goals in Lyon’s fifth league finish last season, and Toon boss Alan Pardew hopes he can do the same at St.James Park.

The 28-year-old could choose Newcastle not only for the massive financial incentives, but also because the Magpies’ squad consists a large contingent of French players including Yoan Gouffran, Hatem Ben Arfa, and Moussa Sissoko.

Pardew is looking for a striker to replace QPR retuning Loic Remy, who was the club’s top scorer –while on loan – with 14 goals.