One of Marseille’s key players this season as they try to rebuild following a rather disastrous 2015-16 season, Swansea City loanee Bafétimbi Gomis is expected to miss the next four to six weeks.
Injured during the 3-2 loss to Nantes on Sunday night, the former France international suffered a knee sprain, and with no natural striker to replace him, the coming weeks could be very tough for the Ligue 1 side.
With 16 goals in 24 league appearances this season, the Swansea striker is enjoying himself in the south of France, and France Football are reporting on Tuesday that he wants to stay there for the foreseeable future.
Loaned by the Swans on a loan with no option to buy, Gomis is hopeful a deal could be struck between the two sides in the summer, and with a contract at Swansea running out in 2018, it should be a fairly cheap one.
However, the French magazine do make it clear the forward would not be prepared to take a wage cut were he to make the move permanent.
This, of course, could be an issue for Marseille, who want to make a marquee striker signing next summer, and while keeping Gomis as well would be in their best interests, paying him a hefty wage, considering his age (31) might lead to a few negotiation problems.
Of course, this is one for the future, with neither the French club or Gomis likely to hold discussions yet, but it’s one to keep an eye on for Swansea City fans.
Paul Clement may well be welcoming Gomis back from Marseille should an agreement not be found.