Report: The reason Palace will have to pay at least £8m to sign Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis v Brest

Crystal Palace will have to pay big for Bafetimbi Gomis because of a clause in his Swansea contract.

The Guardian has detailed why Crystal Palace will automatically have to pay a fee of at least £8 million to sign reported target Bafetimbi Gomis from Swansea.

Gomis only moved to the Swans last summer with the club seemingly keen to move him on, with Palace mentioned by the Guardian as one of the clubs most interested in doing a deal.

The paper has explained that an £8 million fee is the minimum Alan Pardew’s club will have to pay because of the signing on fee Swansea agreed to pay over four years when they signed the Frenchman from Lyon.

The Guardian’s report claims that any £8 million fee paid to the Swans represents them making their money back, with no profit unless they can force a buying club to fork out an even higher fee for the centre forward.

So what does it all mean for Palace’s reported interest?

Well it puts the club under pressure with just a couple of weeks left to go in the current transfer window.

It doesn’t seem like Swansea are going to budge from that figure, which means unless Palace put top money on the table, they could be wasting their team and are arguably better off looking at other attacking options.

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