Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City Confirm Gomis' Galatasaray Move

Swansea City Confirm Gomis' Galatasaray Move
Swansea City have officially confirmed that striker Bafetimbi Gomis has completed his move to Galatasaray.

We reported earlier this month here that the Frenchman could be heading to Turkey, rather than staying at Marseille following his season-loan.

However, Marseille couldn't match their bid, and he will join Galatasaray for an undisclosed fee.

It's not known how much the fee will be worth to the Swans, but figures of £3.5m were mentioned earlier this month.

The move was expected to be confirmed today following his Instagram post - showing him boarding a flight to Istanbul.

The move sees an end to the 31 year-old's under-whelming three-year spell at the Liberty Stadium, that saw him score 17 goals in 71 appearances.

Before joining the Swans in 2014, Gomis scored 95 goals in 244 games for Lyon, and 49 goals in 160 appearances for Saint Etienne, but he struggled throughout his spell in the Premier League.

His style of play never suited us, but his lack of interest and desire for the cause - not to mention his habit of standing offside were on-going frustrations of his that many of us will be glad to see the back of.

He's a huge earner off the wage bill - which will come as a relief to the club.

With Gomis leaving, the Swans are still expected to confirm the season-long loan of Chelsea's 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham.

Meanwhile, Roque Mesa is edging closer to completing a move to Swansea City from Las Palmas. There are still on-going discussions about finance arrangements and sell-on percentages.

Date:Wednesday June 28 2017
Time: 4:20PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Retires?

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

How Much Did Injuries Cost You In 2016/17

The numbers have been crunched on how much money sides had to fork out last season in the Premier League based on the injuries they suffered across the year.

60% Say Swansea City Need 3 Signings or More

In a recent poll, 60% of our voters believe that we need at least three signings in the Summer transfer window

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Swansea City Considering Wilfried Bony Return

Swansea City are reportedly considering pushing through a move to bring Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony back to the club

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many more signings do we need to make this Summer?
Suggested By:
5 or more6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

1.Dennis Downing8
3.Phil W5
Write for Vital Football