Wilfried Bony’s transfer to Manchester City should be completed within the next 24 hours according to BBC Sport after a £28 million bid was agreed with Swansea City on Sunday – and Monk has insisted that Gomis is the Swans’ new number one amidst rumours that Papiss Cisse is on the move to Wales.
The fee will see the Swans make a £14 million profit on the Ivorian after they signed him for £12 million from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013.
And it also breaks the club’s record sale of £15 million that Liverpool paid the Welsh club for Joe Allen in 2012.
Short on the deal
The deal is expected to consist of £25 million cash upfront with a further £3 million to be added on in performance related clauses.
Garry Monk has been holding out for £30 million but City’s offer seems to have come just short of the club’s expectations.
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Baf won’t go-a-mis
Amidst calls to quickly re-invest the money raised from Bony’s sale, Garry Monk has backed Bafetimbi Gomis to step up to the plate and replace the Ivorian as the new no. 1 striker at the Liberty.
When asked if he would replace Bony immediately he said: "Bafe is the No. 1 for me. I had prepared for this period without Wilfried anyway because we always knew he would be going to the Africa Cup of Nations.
"I have brought Nelson Oliveira in. Bafe was always going to be the No. 1 striker with Nelson supplementing the squad."
Cisse baf-fled by contact
Gomis certainly looks like he has the desire to fill Bony’s boots after he all but found the net (only to be robbed by the dubious goals panel!) in only his third Premier League start this season to rescue a point at home to West Ham.
But the Frenchman may be knocked by the news that Newcastle United front-man Papiss Cisse has claimed the Swans have made contact with him over replacing Bony long-term.
The Swans are typically a club that refrains from huge investments and panic purchases and Monk is certainly a man who sticks to his guns so a January striker swoop is very much off the cards at the moment.