Swansea City confirm the signing of powerful striker Bafetimbi Gomis from French side Olympique Lyon.
Swansea manager Garry Monk has got his club’s summer transfer business off to an impressive start, with the South Wales club confirming the signing of French striker Bafetimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Ligue 1 club Lyon.
The powerful 28 year-old centre forward turned down a new deal on reduced terms at Lyon, with the former French champions continuing their attempts to cut their wage bill after accruing huge debts whilst dominating French football.
Their loss, however, is likely to be Swansea City’s gain, with the powerful striker seemingly made for the Premier League – although the similar attributes that he has to Swans start Wilfried Bony could leave fans concerned that the Ivory Coast international could be leaving the club.
Spanish forward Michu has also been linked with a move away, but whilst he remains at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea have one of the Premier League’s most impressive strike forces.
Gomis has enjoyed a successful career in Ligue 1, scoring 40 goals with St. Etienne before making the controversial move to fierce local rivals Lyon, a club where he continued his fine goalscoring form.
He has also picked up 12 caps for the French national team, but despite being offered a new deal by Lyon, Gomis clearly decided that it was time to move on and has chosen life in the Premier League.