Swansea City’s French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis looks certain to be heading for the exit door at the Liberty Stadium, with Marseille back in his native France a likely destination.
Discussions are underway with the French outfit on what would be an initial loan deal for the 30-year old forward who has often been linked with a move away from South Wales ever since his arrival in 2014 from Lyon, and with Gomis having not joined his teammates for their pre-season tour of the US, an exit now seems likelier than ever.
Gomis, signed in 2014 after leaving Lyon, has often been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium.
Gomis managed a tally of seven goals in 35 appearances for the Swans in 2015-16, but were he to leave he would be the third forward to leave the South Wales club (after Éder and Alberto Paloschi departed for Lille and Atalanta respectively), leaving manager Francesco Guidolin in need of a recruitment drive to bolster his forward line.
In the wake of Swansea’s striker exodus, which potential transfer targets could help solve Swansea’s attacking dilemma?