Despite recently signing a one-year contract extension at the Liberty Stadium, should Swansea City‘s star man Wilfried Bony be looking for a move away from south Wales in January?
The Ivory Coast international has been in fine form for the Swans yet again this season in the Premier League. After netting an impressive 25 goals in all competitions in his first year with the Welsh club, Bony has added eight more this term. His fine goal-scoring form since joining Swansea from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in August 2013 has earned the striker a contract extension that will in theory keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2018.
But was signing the extended contract the right thing for Wilfried Bony to do? After getting off to such an excellent start to the current Premier League campaign, the Swans currently lie ninth having lost their last two league games.
There’s no doubt that the top English and European clubs will still be enquiring about the Swansea striker in January. The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have all recently been linked with the striker. He’s a player that will compliment any of the top sides, and he is sure to bang in the goals wherever that may be.
But Monk has already gone on record recently to insist his star man is not for sale. The Swans boss told BBC Sport:
“It would take an astronomical fee for Bony to go anywhere. We are not a selling club, we don’t need to sell. We are very much committed with our players and they are committed to us and that’s how we move on.”
Wherever the Ivorian has been he has always had the ability to score plenty of goals. Prior to signing at the Liberty, Bony had scored 27 goals in 65 games for Sparta Prague, before bagging an incredible 51 goals in 69 games for Vitesse. His form over the last few years has turned him into one of the most deadliest strikers in world football, and certainly one of the most in demand.
Bony has settled into English football with ease and he owes a lot to Swansea City for giving him his Premier League chance. The Welsh club paid £12m for his services to make him their record signing. But we all know just how fickle football can be at times, and you couldn’t really blame the 26-year-old for wanting to better his career. Bony wouldn’t be the first player to move on quickly after recently signing a contract extension, and he certainly wouldn’t be last.
Gary Monk and the Swansea City supporters will be hoping to keep hold of their goalscoring machine. Like the Swans boss has already said, it’s going to take an astronomical offer for the Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins to be prepared to sell the Ivorian, but every player has got his price and there are many teams that have an astronomical amount of money.