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Bafetimbi Gomis - the new Drogba


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http://www.fansfc.com/frontpage/frontpa ... sid=186086

The £20million tag is obviously nonsense but the 22 year old Saint Etienne striker does remind me of Drogba.

Scored two great goals in a friendly vs Ecuador and was preferred to Cisse and Trezeguet

by Domenech for the French Euro squad.

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Despite a cluster of top European clubs reportedly seeking his signature, St Etienne's exciting young international striker Bafetimbi Gomis is the latest French star to commit his immediate future to Ligue 1 by signing a contract extension.

Before leaving for his first taste of competitive senior international action at Euro 2008, Gomis penned a one-year extension with St Etienne that keeps him with Les Verts until 2012.

In particular, the 22-year-old, had been strongly linked with a move to Newcastle United in the English Premier League - not surprising, as he is currently at the top of his game after having scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 this term.

ASS were keen to keep Gomis for their UEFA Cup campaign in 2008/09, and he was equally keen to remain with the club he joined as a junior in 2001.

He told the club's website: "I am very happy to remain at St Etienne and to extend my adventure with my formative club. My next aim is to claim a place in the Champions League with Les Verts.

"My priority was always to remain at St Etienne and it was important for me to sort out my personal position before the start of Euro 2008."

Coach Laurent Roussey added: "We are all very happy. Bafe is an important element of our team. The fact that he remains with us and that the club directors have done what was necessary, shows that St Etienne have ambition."

http://www.frenchleague.com/ligue1/lire ... icle=10351

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If Drogs had given chance to Anelka to feed him properly with passes they could have worked wonders..Drogs was just trying to get his pricetag up by being totally selfish..

This Gomis looks clumsy as Drogs and has that thunderous kick. Too slow for Prem at the moment. Would need at least a year to adjust.

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I hate it when people come up with 'a new XYZ player' tag for a player.

Did you know, there's already a 'a new Bale', 'new Pato' and a 'new Balotelli' out there?! icon_rolleyes.gif

As far as Gomis is concerned, would be a good buy, but if he indeed is like Drogba, he wouldn't reach his best form for atleast 2-3 years in England due to the fast tempo of play. And he has himself has mentioned several times that his preferred destination would be Italy.

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New Drogba? In footballing sense, maybe....but not in attitude and personality. He signed a contract extension with his formative club after all. If he were Drogba, he'd have taken a home in Newcastle already!

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From what I saw last night, keep the door locked for this Gomis guy for heaven sake icon_rolleyes.gif He's big but not strong enough to hold the ball, cant time him his run to meet any of the cross, cant pass the ball, best thing he has done all night was that blatant dive to get a freekick..

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  • 4 years later...

You're having a laugh, 27 year old who is an average striker at best - before we bought Drogba he had lead OM to the Uefa Cup Final; he was one of the strongest players you could buy to hold up the ball; his technique was far more developed despite being a late bloomer. Gomis is just another Chamakh, the fact that he has hit a rich vain of form this season doesn't mean anything he is a player who won't be much of an upgrade to Torres. No chance I'd pay anything over 10 million for him. 

 

2009–10 Ligue  37 appearances 10 goals
2010–11 Ligue  35 appearances 10 goals
2011–12 Ligue 35 appearances 14 goals
2012–13 Ligue 14 appearance 10 goals

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Didn't watch the Lyon game last night, simply because I don't really want him. His record is poor (pretty much 1 in 3 in ligue one over the last 3 years) and atm he's simply on a good run of form. He's not our quality. Heard it straight away on twitter from Canal+ though. CFC and LFC scouts meant to be watching him..

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You're having a laugh, 27 year old who is an average striker at best - before we bought Drogba he had lead OM to the Uefa Cup Final; he was one of the strongest players you could buy to hold up the ball; his technique was far more developed despite being a late bloomer. Gomis is just another Chamakh, the fact that he has hit a rich vain of form this season doesn't mean anything he is a player who won't be much of an upgrade to Torres. No chance I'd pay anything over 10 million for him. 

 

2009–10 Ligue  37 appearances 10 goals

2010–11 Ligue  35 appearances 10 goals

2011–12 Ligue 35 appearances 14 goals

2012–13 Ligue 14 appearance 10 goals

It's 10 in 18 games, not 10 in 14.

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Apparently still in for him according to GDN France who have quotes from the Lyon chairman. Not really in favor or against this signing as long as the fee is not inflated. Be adequate as a back-up to Ba and if it means no Torres I'm for it.

 

 

  1. #Aulas on #Gomis cont.: 'There are other options for him. The pace of whatever deal will pick up in the last 15 days of the window.'

     
  2. #Aulas on #Gomis: 'There are a number of discussions going on, not just from England. Bafé is interesting Chelsea.' (1/2)

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