Swansea must adjust to Bafetimbi Gomis - manager Garry Monk

Bafetimbi Gomis
Bafetimbi Gomis has scored three times in his last two starts for Swansea City.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk says his team will have to adjust their style to suit striker Bafetimbi Gomis after the departure of Wilfried Bony.

The Ivorian is set to join Manchester City in a move worth up to £28m.

Frenchman Gomis, 29, scored in Swans' 1-1 draw with West Ham - earning praise from Monk.

"I've got 100% faith in Bafe and I think you saw from his performance, he was pushing the team and trying to get his goals," said Monk.

Gomis offered more mobility and more movement than Bony, he added.

Bony and Gomis
The imminent departure of Wilfried Bony (left) has opened the way for Bafetimbi Gomis (centre) at Swansea City.

"Bony uses his strength to his advantage and is a different type of striker, and I think the more game time for Bafe he gets, the more used the team will get when we're playing him."

Bony is discussing personal terms and awaiting a medical at Manchester City after the clubs agreed a fee of £25m cash upfront with a further £3m in performance-related add-ons.

Bony was the Premier League's top scorer in 2014 with 20 goals after joining Swansea for a club-record £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013.

Former Lyon and St Etienne striker Gomis joined the Swans on a free transfer in June 2014, but has been in Bony's shadow, scoring four goals in 22 appearances, mostly as a substitute.

The Frenchman has been linked with a potential transfer from Swansea, with Crystal Palace showing an interest.

However, Monk is keen to keep Gomis who has scored three times in two starts for Swansea since Bony left to play for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations.

"The players around him are trying to find his runs and supply from there. I thought he deserved that goal and, like I said, he's a top striker," added Monk.

Team-mate Neil Taylor says Swansea's players are keen to see Gomis succeed.

"We're really happy for him. He's scored good goals at Tranmere and he looked sharp there so he's coming into form," said Taylor.

"We're hoping he gets confidence from this because we're going to need him. He's definitely a good player and hopefully people get to see him now.

"Wilf's [Bony] a difficult act to follow, but when he moves on he's earned it and that shows that if you do well here you can get that move and Bafe will probably look at that the same way."

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