Bafetimbi Gomis targeted by Crystal Palace for January window

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Crystal Palace will attempt to sign Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis during the January transfer window, according to reports in Wales.

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock confirmed following his sides goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur that his side need to strengthen their attacking options, and Gomis could be an affordable choice in that respect.

Gomis value for money

The Frenchman, who has represented his national side 2 times, scoring three goals, arrived in Wales on a free transfer from Lyon during the summer. Despite impressive performances though he has found it difficult to compete with the in-form Wilfried Bony in the Swan's starting lineup.

At 29 Gomis has proven himself prolific throughout his career, netting 148 goals in 423 appearances at club level, averaging out a goal for every 2.85 games.The Frenchman represented Saint Etienne, Troyes and Lyon before making the move to Wales.

Need for Palace

Palace's lack of a clear physical presence up front has been evident in recent weeks, with the likes of Dwight Gayle and Frazier Campbell failing to get a foot hold. The strength and aerial ability of Gomis is likely to be key factor in an approach by Warnock to sign the striker.

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