Lyon chairman pleased to keep hold of Bafetimbi Gomis

Lyon chairman pleased to keep Gomis
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Lyon chairman Jean-Michael Aulas says that striker Bafetimbi Gomis will have a big role to play after he rejected a move to Newcastle United.

Lyon chairman Jean-Michael Aulas has said that striker Bafetimbi Gomis will be a "key reinforcement" after he opted to stay with the Ligue 1 club.

The 28-year-old rejected a move to Newcastle United during the summer after talks regarding personal terms broke down.

"We have to consider him as a reinforcement and I am convinced he could be a key reinforcement," Aulas told L'Equipe. "I am happy he is with us. The club needs him."

Gomis has scored 53 goals in 143 appearances for Lyon.

Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis lays on the ground during a game with PSG on May 12, 2013
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