He may not be setting the world on fire for Swansea City right now, but Bafetimbi Gomis could have been introduced to English football a lot earlier in his career. Having been courted by Newcastle United for the best part of seven seasons, it was indeed Fulham who made the first meaningful efforts to prize him away from French side Lyon's clutches in 2012. With Fulham boss Martin Jol long having been an admirer of the powerful French striker's talents, he urged the Cottagers to submit a £6.5 million bid for the frontman, as he sought to bolster his strike-force. With Clint Dempsey forcing an exit from the club, the London side needed to replace his goals quickly. In the end, the deal was rebuffed by the French club, leaving Jol in a state of panic as the close of the transfer window loomed. Almost exactly four years to the day that Manchester United had shattered their transfer record for the Bulgarian's services, Dimitar Berbatov arrived at Craven Cottage on deadline day for a fee of £4 million.
Recent Journalism & New Media graduate. Insatiable thirst for all things football, and hopes to break into the field of sports journalism in the near future.
Have made a significantly insignificant playing career out of receiving several slaps around the head for not passing the ball.