France winger to leave Newcastle for newly promoted Turkish side after striking two-year deal
Yoan Gouffran is set to leave Newcastle United for Goztepe after striking a two-year deal.
A source close to Goztepe revealed to Turkish-Football than an agreement has been reached with Gouffran.
The French winger will join the newly promoted Super Lig side unless there are any last minute changes.
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Gouffran will join Goztepe as a free agent after his contract with Newcastle ran out.
The Magpies did reportedly offer the 30-year-old a new deal according to the Chronicle.
The experienced winger played an important role in the side that ensured Rafa Benitez’s side promotion to the Premier League.
Gouffran has years of top-tier football under his belt for Newcastle in the Premier League and in the Ligue 1 with Bordeaux.
Founded in 1925, Goztepe are one of the oldest and most well supported clubs in Turkey.
The Izmir based outfit have powerful backers and are owned by Turkish oil tycoon Mehmet Sepil.
Goztepe will compete in the Super Lig after years in the wilderness. The club dropped into the amateur leagues before turning around their fortunes over the past decade.