The Swans announce the signing of French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon.
Swansea City have kicked off their summer in the transfer window with the impressive signing of striker Bafetimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Ligue 1 club Lyon, the Swans have confirmed this evening.
The 28 year-old has left Lyon due to the former French champions’ continued desire to trim their wage bill, allowing him to make the move to the Liberty Stadium.
With Wilfried Bony and Michu already on the books, Garry Monk has one of the Premier League’s most potent strike forces to choose from next season, assuming the former two remain at the South Wales club.
Gomis began his career at St. Etienne, scoring the first 40 of his 102 Ligue 1 goals before making the controversial move to their fierce local rivals Lyon, where he would go on to make over 150 league appearances.
He has also picked up 12 caps for France, scoring 3 times, and represents another signing that is confirmation of Swansea’s status as an attractive Premier League club for foreign talents.
Gomis was offered a new deal by Lyon on reduced terms, but as soon as he turned that contract down it seemed as though a move to the Premier League was imminent for the powerful centre forward.
It is also a feather in the cap for Monk, a rookie manager who has managed to attract one of Europe’s most sought after free agents to this club ahead of fierce competition.