Who Are Ya? Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle)

Posted by - January 24, 2013 - Newcastle United, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Yoan Gouffran

Age: 26

Position: Striker

Signed from: Bordeaux

Fee: Undisclosed

Did you know?
Gouffran is allergic to grass. His condition was described as “embarrassing” by former coach Jean Tigana.

What’s the deal?
The Magpies were impressed by the pacy striker when they faced him in the Europa League and moved to bring him to St James’ Park. He was out of contract at the end of the season, so seems likely to have been a cut-price signing.

He’s signed a four-and-a-half year deal.

What do they say?

“I liked the look of him when we played Bordeaux at St. James’ Park earlier this season; pacy, direct and intelligent – and those are qualities I like in a footballer.”
Alan Pardew

“I am really proud to have joined this fantastic club. Throughout the last few years I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Bordeaux but all good things must come to an end and it was time for a new challenge.
Yoan Gouffran