Report: Swansea City to resist bids for striker Bafetimbi Gomis amid move talk

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Bafetimbi Gomis has been linked with a move to Dubai.

As reported by The Guardian, Swansea City will turn down any offers for striker Bafetimbi Gomis amid speculation of intense interest from Dubai-based outfit Al Ahli.

The 29-year-old striker only joined the Swans last summer, signing a four-year deal after walking away from Lyon at the end of his previous contract in France.

Gomis became a hit at the Liberty Stadium, scoring seven Premier League goals and proving his worth following the big-money sale of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City during the January transfer window.

With the arrival of fellow striker Eder and Andre Ayew this summer, though, speculation has arisen regarding his future and an offer from Dubai has been tabled, according to a report by the Mirror.

However, reported by The Guardian, Swans boss Garry Monk is said to be keen on Gomis staying in Wales, and the club will subsequently turn down any advances for him this summer.

Key player:

Following Bony’s exit, Gomis really came into his own towards the end of the 2014/15 campaign, leading the line well and notching six goals in his final 10 league appearances.

Summer signing Ayew will provide decent competition, but heading into the new campaign it is clear who the club’s number one striker is, and Gomis has all of the key attributes required to play up top on his own.

Considering their game is possession-based and reliant on their centre-forward being the team’s focal point, losing the former Lyon man on the eve of the new season would prove a big blow.

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