Gomis would not take wage cut

  • By: Patrick Haond
  • Last Updated: September 9 2013, 11:29 BST

Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed that his move to Newcastle United collapsed after they asked him to amend his wage demands.

Bafetimbi Gomis: Won't be signing a new deal
Bafetimbi Gomis: Won't be signing a new deal

The French international shunned numerous moves over the summer from around Europe, including Premier League duo Swansea and Newcastle.

Gomis has just a year left on his current deal with the French giants - who have been trying to off-load him for more than a year.

But the 28-year-old is resolute that he will not be forced out of the club, and now a free transfer next summer looks increasingly likely.

Late in the window a move to Newcastle had looked set to go through, but he admits that he would not take a drop in wages.

"I had a talk with Newcastle's coach and we found an agreement," Gomis told TV show Canal Football Club.

"Then, there were talks with Lyon, there was a first offer - which was refused and then a second one, which was accepted.

"Newcastle then came back to me and asked me to make an effort on wages - but I never asked anything as it was my club which wanted to transfer me, so the effort had to be made by Newcastle or Lyon."

Gomis confirmed that a new deal with Lyon was highly unlikely.

"Now I think after what has been said and done, it is not conceivable to talk about any prolongation," he added.


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