With names flying around this time of year, rumour would have you believe that Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis could be changing shores come January. Is this to be believed or is it just another name to fill some journalist’s news quota?
Having relied on Suarez for the best part of the year, it’s no news that Liverpool are in desperate need of goals. Due to Rodgers’ lack of strikers, the Liverpool boss has been forced into playing his youngsters in a bid to keep his team afloat. The players have stood up to the plate and will surely reap the rewards in times to come, however what Liverpool need is goals and they’ve not been chipping in with enough.
Which is why, from now until January Liverpool will be named with every player under the sun, and I would say that this rumour is just another drop in the ocean.
The player has been rumoured with a transfer to the Premier League for sometime, with Arsenal seeming to be interested in his signature along with Loric Remy in the season they ended up signing Gervinho. However I think that time has come and gone for Gomis. At 27, the player is no spring chicken and I’m unsure who would be willing to part money for someone of that age, as Premier League clubs look at investing in younger players.
From what I have seen, I’m unsure whether he will have that much impact on the Premier League. No offense to the Ligue 1, but I don’t think it matches anywhere near Premier League standard. Apart from the odd couple, the majority of players who have came over have been semi-average players at best and I’m unsure where Gomis differs from players like Gervinho, who have failed to make an impact so far.
Liverpool are in an awkward situation at the moment, but I don’t think the solution is to risk money on someone who could potential let the team down. That is why I think Liverpool will look closer to home, rather than forking out millions on foreign imports. They’ve done this before, however you would think they would have learned something after signing players like, Keane, Henderson and Downing and instead spending a little bit more wisely in future.