Swansea manager Gary Monk has told French striker Bafetimbi Gomis that he has a huge role to play for the Welsh side for the rest of the season and has assured him of his future.
This comes shortly after claims from St Etienne president Bernard Caiazzo that the striker would return to Le Verts with Gomis appearing to be frustrated with his lack of playing time in the Premier League. Monk, however, says that the Frenchman can still prove himself in the white shirt of Swansea;
“Bafe has been waiting to stake his claim and It’s been difficult. Unfortunately for him, Bony has been in good form in the first half of the season. I’ve tried to give him game-time but Bony’s been scoring goals.”
“I’m sure it’s been in Bafe’s mind that this chance has been coming up and I think you will see a real player in this period. I’ve told Bafe it’s his shirt to lose no matter what happens If Bafe’s in good form when Bony comes back then he will keep it. It’s a good period for him to really stamp his authority on the team.”
Gomis has one Premier League goal for Swansea so far this season which was the winner against Arsenal.