Gomis expects to remain at Swansea City next season

Bafetimbi Gomis has been linked with a transfer in the summer, but he believes he will still be wearing the colours of Swansea City next season.

The 29-year-old joined the Welsh club ahead of the current campaign, having spent all of his previous time in his homeland of France. Gomis developed through the ranks of Saint Etienne having initially linked up with them as a 16-year-old in 2001, before he joined Lyon in the summer of 2009 for a fee in the region of €13million via a short spell at Troyes four years before.

Gomis scored 108 goals in 178 Ligue 1 appearances whilst at the Stade de Gerland, but when his contract expired at the end of last term, he decided on a new venture and joined the Swans on a four-year deal. The striker initially struggled to make an impact in the Premier League, starting just three times before 2015, but he has since gone on to establish himself in the first team.

His progress has of course been aided by the £25million departure of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City, but he is beginning to prove that Garry Monk’s side can cope without the Ivorian. Gomis has now started 15 times in the league, scoring five goals, and this has led to speculation of interest in him from the capital where both Crystal Palace and West Ham United are admirers.

However, speaking to L’Equipe, the powerful frontman said: “I see myself here next season. I am very happy in Swansea. You never know what might happen, but no (I am not considering my future. I have more playing time than earlier in the season and I have been able to find my legs and the pace of the competition and get used to my team-mates. There is no regret in coming here.”

Swansea are on course to better their 12th place finish of last season, as they are seven points clear of this placing and sit in eighth position. Next up for Gomis and his team-mates is the visit of Everton on Saturday afternoon, after which they travel to Leicester City and Newcastle United to complete April, before May fixtures against Stoke City, Arsenal, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

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