Liverpool’s search for a striker to bolster their attack force has reportedly taken them to France and to the doorstep of the man formerly known as ‘Baby Drogba’, except that he isn’t quite a baby anymore.
Twenty seven year old French striker Bafetimbi Gomis plays for Olympique Lyonnais, and after a stellar start to the season, where he has scored 13 goals in 19 appearances, Gomis has attracted the attention of the Liverpool hierarchy.
The Sun reports that Liverpool had sent scouts over to watch Gomis in action against Marseille in midweek, and the former Saint-Étienne hero obliged the travelling Liverpool talent spotters with a hat-trick that took Lyon to the top of Ligue One.
Gomis has been capped only 10 times for the national side, but has been a consistent performer at the domestic level, scoring in double digits in the league in each of the last 6 seasons since becoming a first team regular.
Disappointingly, his arrival at Lyon coincided with a fall from grace for the club, but it has shown recent signs of revival, winning the Coupe de France last season.
Liverpool’s lack of options in the final third are well documented, and Gomis’ arrival will certainly be a massive boost.