Monk's delight at Bafe boost

28th June 2014
Swans boss Garry Monk believes new signing Bafetimbi Gomis has the quality to be a huge hit at the Liberty Stadium.
The French international striker completed his switch from Lyon on Friday night and is set to join up with the squad when they return for pre-season training towards the end of next week.
It is Monk's second major signing since stepping into the managerial hot-seat with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski making the switch from Arsenal on a free transfer last month.
"I'm very happy. You are talking about a quality striker who has played international, Champions League and top flight football in France for a big club,'' declared Monk.
"It's a fantastic signing; a very big and important signing for the club. It shows just how far we have come that we can attract a player of his quality.
"He's a player that can excite the crowd, make and score goals. He's always done that wherever he's been - and that's what we want him to keep doing here. We want him to be an important cog in the squad and help us to continue building.''
Monk spoke in length to the 6ft 1in hit-man during the time he spent in Swansea this week finalising the deal. And the Swans boss was impressed by the attitude of the 28-year-old.
"I spoke in length to him,'' explained Monk. "He came across as a very good guy; humble, hard-working and honest. He is determined to come here and do well.
"He asked a lot of questions about the squad and the strengths of the players. He wants to settle into the squad as quickly as possible and do well on the pitch. That is the type of player we want at this football club.''