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Swansea swoop for Gomis

27 June 2014 21:38

Swansea City have signed Bafetimbi Gomis on a four-year deal after the striker's contract with Lyon expired.

Gomis, capped 12 times by France, has frequently been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years.

And he will now continue his career at the Liberty Stadium after turning down the opportunity to extend his association with Lyon.

The 28-year-old arrives in south Wales having scored 10 goals or more in eight successive Ligue 1 seasons.

After initially impressing for Saint-Etienne, Gomis moved to Lyon in July 2009 and has continued to find the net on a regular basis.

He managed 14 goals in 33 league appearances last season and Swansea claim to have beaten a host of fellow Premier League clubs to the forward's signature.

Gomis revealed that Swansea's desire to sign him had been a key factor in his decision to join them.

"I've been really impressed speaking with the manager and the chairman over the last few days," he told the club's official website.

"They showed they really wanted me - and that's one of the main reasons I chose Swansea ahead of the other interested clubs.

"They've been trying for over a year to sign me. It didn't quite happen back then, but they kept trying and I'm absolutely delighted to be here now."

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