Surprised by this, i gotta admit. I personally wouldn't have him here. I think he's a decent player and all that, but beyond his St Etienne days i don't think he's done anything to suggest he is someone who will improve us greatly. I'd rather give it more time with Carroll to be honest. From what i've seen, he's now starts most games for Lyon alongside Lisandro Lopez. I'm guessing it would take around 15-20 million euro's to take him off Lyon's hands. I just don't see it being viable.
On the Drogba comparisons. I don't really see it myself. I think he's shown glimpses of Drogba-esque form over the years, in terms of occupying centre backs and using his pretty awesome physical attributes to bully people around. For the most part though, i think he's one of those that has all the physicality in the World but fails to apply it on a consistent basis. Kinda like Heskey. Heskey, no matter who the centre back was usually had the beating of them in terms of size, power, pace.... How often did he actually use it though? Not enough, that's for sure.
Funnily enough, Gomis kinda strikes me as the current Didier Drogba. You can tell Drogba is trying to capture some of that old magic, but he's lost that edge that made him so fucking scary for defences coming up against him. He's got the same physicality that he had 4-5 years ago, but he's lost something. Whether it's something mental or just age catching up with him i don't know, but it takes away what made him the best striker in the World for a wee while back in the mid noughties.
As i mentioned before, why not make it work with Carroll? Maybe it's the beginning of the end for him and this is his replacement, we just don't know until we know. But one things for sure, if Gomis is holding up an LFC scarf anytime soon then get your money on Carroll leaving sooner rather than later.