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Done Deal: Swansea Striker Completes Marseille Loan Move

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 30: Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring the second swansea goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United on August 30, 2015 in Swansea, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Marseille have today confirmed the loan signing of former French international Bafetimbi Gomis from Swansea City.

The French side were in discussions with Swansea for a number of days and the deal was finalised today, potetntially marking the end of the 30-year-old’s spell in the Premier League.

Swansea have also confirmed the move on their end, ending the statement on their website by wishing Gomis luck on his return to his homeland.

Gomis arrived at the Liberty Stadium in 2014 from Lyon on a free transfer. He went on to score 17 goals in 69 games for the club, but his future had been the subject of speculation for over twelve months.

The 30-year-old signed a four year deal with Swansea upon his arrival tow years ago, and while there has been no word from either side yet about any potential agreement to make the Marseille loan permanent, he is unlikely to play for the Welsh side again.

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 01:  Swansea player Bafetimbi Gomis in action during the Pre season friendly match between Swansea City and Deportivo La Coruna at Liberty Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

He becomes the third senior forward to leave the club this summer, with Portugueuse Euro 2016 hero Éder making his move to Lille permanent, and January signing Alberto Paloschi joining Atalanta for an undisclosed fee.

Gomis is a former French international, having amassed 12 caps for the national side between 2008 and 2013. He was named in Raymond Domenech’s squad for Euro 2008, making one substitute appearance in the tournament as France crashed out in the group stage.

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