Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis finds himself at crossroads as it has been reported that Ukrainian outfit Shaktar Donetsk have have had a bid accepted for his services.

The French side are trying to make funds available for new players and are willing to sell the striker even though he is happy at the club.

Premier League duo and Welsh rivals Swansea and Cardiff are monitoring the situation. However it remains to be seen whether they will be able to match the bid from Ukrainian team Shaktar. 

Even if they do, it requires a herculean effort to convince the French international to join their ranks.

Gomis has been a target for Premier League clubs for some time now but a move never materialised for one reason or another. The current situation puts the interested clubs on red alert as Lyon are ready to offload the player at the right price.

Gomis possesses a wealth of Champions League experience under his belt and he would be a good addition to any Premier League side given that he is still only 27. 

Known as 'Baby Drogba', due to his similar physical style, Gomis will be a great addition to the physical Premier League.

Gomis is a regular goalscorer in Ligue 1 and has reached double figures in the last seven seasons, which can mark his consistency at the top level. Even though not exceptional for a top side, he notched 16 league goals last season and still finds himself heading for the exit doors now. 

Adding a proven goalscorer to their ranks will be appealing to the Welsh teams. 

With a year to run on his contract, he will be available for a comparatively moderate fee as well. 

If they can convince the club and the player to reach an agreement, the Premier League will get a good addition to its current roster of strikers. 


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