Focused on finishing his good season at Marseille, Bafétimbi Gomis had decided to leave all speculation about his Swansea City future to one side.
The Swans’ striker was once again decisive for his loan club on Sunday when he scored the equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Bordeaux, taking his tally to 19 league goals with one game left.
With Paul Clement’s side now safe from relegation after Hull’s loss to Crystal Palace, the Welsh club can plan for a new season in the Premier League, which could, potentially, include the 31-year-old striker if Marseille decide not to keep him.
Considering the French striker has one year left on his deal at the Liberty Stadium, any departure would have to be negotiated, even if Gomis would like to remain at Marseille.
This is, at least, what Le10 Sport are reporting on Monday afternoon, claiming the former Lyon and Saint-Etienne striker has decided to make staying in the south of France a priority.
Despite his great season, there are still doubts as to whether the Ligue 1 side would want an ageing striker on a big wage at their club next year, with rumours of them looking for a marquee signing in the upcoming transfer window.
Still, Gomis wanting to be there could push Swansea to let him go for a cheaper fee than if he was keen on returning to the Premier League.
No club wants an unhappy player, after all.