Bafetimbi Gomis has completed his season long loan move to Ligue 1 team Marseille from Swansea City.
The striker moved to = Swansea City two years ago on a free transfer from Lyon and since then he has scored 17 goals in 71 appearances. He started for the team a total of 42 times. Last season Gomis began extremely well and scored in each of his first four Premier League games but then went on to score just three more goals in 31 appearances.
He is the seventh member of Swansea’s squad to leave temporarily this summer and he will now be doing his best to help Marseille improve on last season’s 13th place finish.
Kyle Bartley and Matt Grimes both moved from Swansea to Leeds and Ryan Hedges and Liam Shephard will both be spending next season playing for Yeovil. Josh Vickers has moved to Barnet and Oliver Davies has gone to the Scottish Premiership team Kilmarnock.
— Olympique Marseille (@OM_Officiel) July 29, 2016
Gomis is a France international and in the past he spent five seasons with Saint Etienne, he has two years left on his current deal with Francesco Guidolin’s team.
While Swansea may have lost seven players, the team has also made enquiries about a possible deal for the Leicester forward Leonardo Ulloa. It is thought that Swansea is looking to bring two new strikers to the club having sold Alberto Paloschi and with Gomis’ loan confirmed.
Ulloa, a 30 year old Argentinian forward, scored some of Leicester City’s key goals during their successful campaign last season. However, it is thought that he is hoping to move from Swansea due to concerns that his first-team opportunities may be limited in the forthcoming season after the arrival of Ahmed Musa and Jamie Vardy’s decision to stay with the team.