Swansea striker on verge of agreeing new deal

Swansea City centre-forward Wilfried Bony is reportedly close to signing a contract extension at the South Wales club until 2018, and could even complete proceedings before the visit of Arsenal to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

The one-year contract extension will come as good news to Swans fans, and after hitting the net four times in his last four Premier League appearances, they will be hoping that the Ivorian can improve on his impressive debut season last year.

“Hopefully it will be agreed before the weekend and done before the game,” said Swansea City manager Garry Monk.

“That would be nice, but you’ve got to go through the legal procedures to check everything’s in place.

“I’ve had a great relationship with Wilfried and spoke to him a lot in the summer, I know how committed he is as a person and as a professional.

“He enjoys his time at Swansea and this contract is a symbol of how much he enjoys being here and how committed he is to the club.

“It’s a big signing for the club and the player himself but also for his team-mates, and hopefully it will be a big boost to everyone.”

Swansea are currently 7th in the Premier League table with 15 points.

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