With the transfer window upon us yet again, the first major Swansea deal we could see happen is France international Bafetimbi Gomis putting pen to paper in a deal that will see him playing at The Liberty Stadium next season.
Swans boss Garry Monk is said to be very interested in Gomis, a player who scored 62 goals in his 5 year spell with French giants Olympique Lyonnais. Clubs such as Newcastle and Sunderland are also interested in the free agent, but it looks like he will be playing for Swansea next season, with a deal reported to already be in place.
It looks like Swansea are bracing themselves for life without star striker Wilfried Bony, with Arsenal and Liverpool currently leading the race for his signature. Bony, who scored 25 goals in all competitions last season, is expected to cost around £19m, although the Welsh club are reluctant to sell their star man.
Garry Monk has reportedly met with Bafetimbi Gomis in an attempt to lure him to The Liberty Stadium. When looking at player that have the ability to replace Bony, there is certainly not a very long list of candidates that could fill the Ivorians shoes. It comes as a blessing then that Gomis, a player very similar to Bony, is available as a free agent this summer.
Who is Bafetimbi Gomis?
Gomis is a 6ft tall, French international who has most recently made a name for himself as a deadly striker for Ligue 1 side Lyon. Gomis is a man that plays with a lot of strength and power, with a very keen eye for goal. He had been pushed out of the Lyon starting line up by the rise of Alexandre Lacazette, and know the French hitman is looking for a new club where he can lead the line line week in week out. Predominantly right footed, Gomis can be a handful for even the best of defenders, with his aerial dominance making him an even more dynamic centre forward.
Is he worth it?
As a free agent, you can't see why Garry Monk wouldn't pursue this transfer, with the potential of being just as effective in the Premier League as Wilfried Bony. Considering Gomis is a player with both International, and Champions League experience, the 28 year old could bring a lot of valuable experience for the rest of the Swansea squad.
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