With an injury keeping him out of the Marseille team since the 12th of February, Swansea loanee Bafétimbi Gomis is now back on his team’s bench.
Watching the 3-0 win against Angers and the 0-0 draw against Lille from the sidelines, the 31-year-old Swans striker has been unable to improve on his impressive statistics this season, scoring 16 goals in 24 league games.
And, as has been reported many times in the past by the French press, his future at the Ligue 1 side has yet ti be decided, especially considering his loan from Swansea doesn’t include an option to buy.
However, one man who appears to want to sort this whole problem sooner rather than later is Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud, who was a guest on Canal Football Club in France over the weekend.
Speaking about the Swansea loanee, relayed by Le10 Sport, he said: “Gomis is having an exceptional season. We’ll see very quickly what will happen with him in the coming months.”
Judging by those words, it appears as if Marseille could be keen to keep Bafétimbi Gomis at least an extra season, and with a contract at the Liberty Stadium lasting until the end of the next campaign, another loan seems out of the question.
That is, of course, unless Swansea aren’t all that fussed about seeing him leave on a free in 2018.