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Gomis makes Swansea admission

January 19, 2015 09:54:21 UK

Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed he has been approached by other clubs about leaving Swansea City in the January transfer window.

The 29-year-old has seen his first-team opportunities restricted by Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony and made only his sixth Premier League start in Saturday’s 5-0 defeat by leaders Chelsea.

Bony’s move to champions Manchester City last week has opened the door for the former Lyon striker to cement a regular place in manager Garry Monk’s side, but Gomis has revealed he could now leave the Liberty Stadium.

He is quoted as telling Canal+: “I have been approached by clubs. For the moment I am concentrating on Swansea. Me leaving? It is possible.

“I expected to play games, I came here with ambition. I have to think about what has happened. I don’t know what will happen.

“At my age, it is difficult to accept spending time on the bench.”

France striker Gomis made a name for himself in his homeland as a marauding centre-forward and hit double figures for eight seasons running in Ligue 1 for St Etienne and Lyon. He moved to South Wales as a free agent in June under the understanding he would be paired with Bony.

Now that Bony has left, Gomis has spoken of his frustration at not being able to strike up a partnership with the 26-year-old and revealed he did not expect to spend most of his time on the bench.

He added: “It was planned that we would play up front together but it didn’t happen.

“It was a shame.”

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