News broke yesterday that Premier League escapee’s Sunderland are plotting a double raid for two of Swansea’s top stars. Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce has reportedly targeted attacking duo Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew as his top targets for the summer.
It has been a given in the past few seasons that Sunderland will be involved in a relegation dog-fight. But with the experienced Allardyce at the helm, supporters will believe they have the man in charge to put them clear into a more competitive environment. His January recruitment was praised by fans and critics alike, and he will looking to replicate his excellent transfer window by bringing in two of Swansea’s top stars.
The former West Ham United gaffer has previously showed interest in Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew. The Swans top marksman with twelve goals, was on Big Sam’s wish list just six months ago, before Tunisian international Wahbi Khazri was drafted in to save Sunderland’s season.
French international Gomis will miss out on competing in his home European Championships this summer after relenting his goal scoring form in the closing half of the season. The charismatic and recognizable marksman has been a crowd favourite at the Liberty Stadium for the last couple of campaigns, but has never quite fulfilled the hype and potential that was placed upon his shoulders when he replaced the outgoing Wilfried Bony.
The ex-Lyon striker will turn 31 this August, and with striking options drying up in South Wales in recent months it could be time for change. If they are to replicate their excellent inaugural season in the top flight.
Whatever happens during this latest transfer saga there will be winners and losers, Francesco Guidolin could lose his two attacking talents! Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis have been excellent servants to Swansea during their three combined seasons at the club. But it’s time for Francesco Guidolin to begin building his team, and that begins by shifting the unwanted talents.