Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis says he is happy to stay at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed his intention to stay at the Liberty Stadium amid reported interest from West Ham United.
Gomis, 29, joined the Swans on a free transfer last summer after his contract with Lyon expired, but has had to play second fiddle to Wilfried Bony during his time in South Wales so far.
With seven starts and 12 substitute appearances, the former French international striker was largely a backup option to Bony - until now.
Bony has been sold to Manchester City in a £28m deal, and even after the capture of Benfica's Nelson Oliveira, Gomis is now the main man in Garry Monk's attack.
Gomis has started Swansea's last six games in all competitions, but West Ham had identified him as a deadline day target in a bid to add even more firepower to their attack.
Sky Sports suggested that Swansea rejected a £7m bid from the Hammers for Gomis, largely because Monk sees the forward as vital to his plans after Bony's departure.
Now, in a bid to end the speculation over his future, Gomis has taken to his personal Twitter account to tell fans that he will be staying after talks with Monk, where he has been reassured of his importance to the Swans.
That leaves West Ham looking for other targets in attack with the deadline closing, and here are the tweets from Gomis this afternoon.
I have decided to stay With Swansea. I wanted to share this With you before the end of the transferts Windows. It's the best choice for me.— Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) February 2, 2015
Even if i was sad before Because i didn't play a lot. Now everything is différent.I believe in this team and his project.— Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) February 2, 2015
I have spoken With the coach and I have his confident and he have mine. I am lucky to play and live to Swansea.— Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) February 2, 2015
everybody are very Kind and helpful With me. I'll do all my best to help the team 2 catch his goal.To all Swans fans i am jack!— Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) February 2, 2015