Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas has spoken to L’Equipe 21 TV regarding the possible transfer of Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle after Lyon’s win over Grasshoppers tonight which saw them qualify for the Champions League playoffs.
‘I am very disappointed that the deal was never finished with Newcastle. Personally, I am very pessimistic. Someone is pulling the strings behind the scenes. I have filed a complaint for ‘destabilisation’. Things will be settled in front of the appropriate committee. It is a complete disservice to Bafe. He is a player that we respect. It completely flipped over with Newcastle. It was a priority that Bafe should have got what he wanted in terms of salary.’
‘For the moment, the situation is blocked. On the 30th August, if no solution is reached we will reintegrate Bafe in the squad. We will have to change our approach to Bafe’s situation. Our desire is to settle things positively for everyone involved.’