Swans on striker hunt as Gomis exits

Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis joined Ligue 1 outfit Marseille on a season-long loan deal.

Swansea: Swans on striker hunt as Gomis exitsSwansea: Swans on striker hunt as Gomis exits

Gomis joined the Welsh club in 2014 after his contract with Lyon came to an end but he failed to really make a mark at the Liberty Stadium with seven goals in 35 appearances last season, having managed 17 in 71 outings in total.

L’OM have been tracking the 30-year-old for some time and Swansea have now confirmed he has joined the French giants on a season-long loan deal.

It is understood Marseille will pay his full salary during his stint at the Stade Velodrome.

Gomis’ absence leaves Swansea light on numbers in attack and the club are expected to sign at least one new forward before the transfer window closes, with Sevilla’s Fernando Llorente, Leicester forward Leonardo Ulloa and Spurs man Nacer Chadli among their reported targets.

Gomis becomes the seventh Swansea player to head out on loan this summer, with Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes (both Leeds), Ryan Hedges, Liam Shephard (both Yeovil), Josh Vickers (Barnet) and Oliver Davies (Kilmarnock) all securing temporary exits earlier in the transfer window.

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