Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Bafe Gomis leaves Swansea for Marseille

Published 29/07/2016

Bafetimbi Gomis, right, has returned to France
Bafetimbi Gomis, right, has returned to France

Swansea striker Bafe Gomis has joined Marseille on a season-long loan, the Premier League club has confirmed.

Gomis, 30, who scored seven goals in 35 appearances for Swansea last season, has returned to France to join up with the nine-time Ligue 1 winners.

He is the seventh Swansea player to head out on loan this summer following the departures of Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes (both Leeds), Ryan Hedges, Liam Shephard (both Yeovil), Josh Vickers (Barnet) and Oliver Davies (Kilmarnock).

Gomis, who has two years left on his contract at Swansea, has scored three goals in 12 appearances for France but was not included in their squad for the Euro 2016 finals.

He signed a four-year deal when he joined Swansea in the summer of 2014 after his contract at Lyon had expired and has scored 17 goals in a total of 71 appearances for the Welsh club.

Gomis scored in each of his first four Premier League games for the Swans last season, but managed only three more in his next 31 games.

In March 2015 it was revealed Gomis suffered from Vasovagal Syncope - prone to fainting - after appearing to lie unconscious on the pitch against Tottenham at White Hart Lane before being carried off.

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph