Newcastle United bidding on another French striker?

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Stop me if you've heard this before: Newcastle United are in the hunt for a striker to pair with Papiss Cisse and have been linked to a french forward.

Andre-Pierre Gignac has now been linked to the Magpies, as The Daily Mail is reporting the Toon have put in a £12 million bid on the Marseille striker.

Gignac has been capped 16 times for the French national team with four goals, and made 31 appearances in Ligue 1 last season scoring 13 goals. The 27-year old center-forward has been described as an "British style" striker in the mold of Toon legend Alan Shearer, but he doesn't seem to score as many goals as Shearer did during his tenure.

He joined Marseille in 2010 on a £15 million bid but struggled to settle in and was nearly sent to Fulham on a transfer in 2011.

Out of the gate this sounds like a rumor without much merit. If Newcastle is willing to shell out the £12 million for a 27-year old striker who doesn't seem to score a lot of goals, why not just pony up the extra £3 million to the reported bid for Wilfried Bony and bring in someone who's at least a scorer.

Keep reading:

Report: Newcastle Interested in Tom Ince (Again)

Shock Revelation: Newcastle Need Striker

Coming Home Podcastle Episode 11

Joe Kinnear returns!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Coming Home Newcastle

You must be a member of Coming Home Newcastle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Coming Home Newcastle. You should read them.

Join Coming Home Newcastle

You must be a member of Coming Home Newcastle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Coming Home Newcastle. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker