Date: 20th March 2015 at 12:18pm
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk has revealed that he will be looking to sign a striker in the Summer transfer window, and says that Bafetimbi Gomis will be staying at the club.

Gomis has struggled in his first season at the Liberty Stadium, and is waiting to score his first League goal since scoring the winner in the home win against Arsenal back in November.

He caused a lot of controversy and upset amongst the fans in January, as he spoke out about his disappointment and frustration to be sat on the bench, instead of playing alongside Wilfried Bony – who’s now at Manchester United.

Since Bony’s departure, Gomis has started every league game, but he is still struggling to find form in front of goal as he’s desperate for a goal to boost his confidence.

Monk has always stood by the Frenchman, who he stays will remain at the club:

‘We’ll see how things go with Nelson, but Bafe is the only recognised, permanent striker we have at the club so of course we will have to add,’

‘Bafe is a good guy and a good striker,’

‘Strikers need goals, and he has deserved goals because of his commitment and the way he has performed in recent weeks. In the summer we will reassess everything, but he is a Swansea City player and I don’t see that changing.’


A possible Summer striker target is Anderlecht forward Aleksandar Mitrović who has recently said that he’d love to play in the Premier League.

“The Premier League? That`s not just a dream, I would love to play there,”

“Swansea are a solid team in the Premier League but for me the most important thing that I can play and get better.”


You have to wonder if Gomis does indeed have a future at the club. He must improve if he wants to keep his place next season. If he was to lose his starting place to a new signing then we all know how he’d react – he’d soon speak out and demand a move.

 
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