Swansea ace not expecting January departure

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has admitted he doesn’t expect to the leave the Welsh club in January due to his participation in the African Cup of Nations – the tournament sees players miss as much as a month of domestic football.

Bony, who opened his season account when he fired past Tim Krul in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United, said:

“If called for it I will go, so I don’t think any team will buy me,” said Bony.

“I don’t know, but I don’t think so… because there is the Africa Cup [of Nations].”

Bony’s comments will be welcome relief for Swans boss Garry Monk with the Ivory Coast international being a huge success at the Liberty Stadium since his £12million move from Vitesse Arnhem two summers ago.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with moves for the striker before, however, Monk insisted in July just gone that the forward is “not for sale”.