Paris, June 30 (IANS) After spending a spotlight season on loan in Ligue 1 football side Marseille, French forward Bafetimbi Gomis signed a three-year deal with Turkish outfit Galatasaray. Also Read - TOT vs BUR Dream11 Team Tips, Fantasy Prediction Premier League: Captain, Vice-captain And Predicted XIs For Today's Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 7:30 PM IST February 28 Sunday
The 31-year-old Gomis has fared below par since joining English Premier League side Swansea City in 2014 following a five-year stint in Lyon where he scored a career-best 20 league goals in the 2016-17 season, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - LEI vs ARS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Premier League 2021: Captain, Vice-captain, Predicted XIs For Today's Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Match at King Power Stadium 5:30 PM IST February 28 Sunday
Swansea City could receive a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros ($2.85 million). According to the Galatasaray club on Thursday, Gomis’ annual salary reached 3.35 million euros ($3.8 million), excluding bonuses from the team’s success in the league and European competitions. Also Read - MCI vs WHU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Premier League 2020-21: Captain, Vice-captain, Predicted XIs For Today's Manchester City vs West Ham United Football Match at Etihad Stadium 6 PM IST February 27 Saturday
“I’m ready to help Galatasaray win titles,” said Gomis during the signing.
According to French sports daily L’Equipe, although Marseille showed great interest in making Gomis’ deal permanent, they could not match the salary offered by the Turkish side.
Galatasaray were expected to have a spending spree on the off-season market after finishing fourth in the league last season.
Gomis will undoubtedly be a huge boost for their attacking line as their German forward Lukas Podolski has made a move to Japan’s league and Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder seems to have an uncertain future.
They will also recruit the Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda from Dynamo Kyiv.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.