Liberty Stadium side agree deal to sign Ivory Coast international.
Swansea have completed the signing of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony this evening.
The Swans were closing in on his signature yesterday evening, report the Sky Sports, and have today finally completed his signing, after a month-long pursuit of the Ivorian forward. Details of his contract and terms have yet to be disclosed, but a reported transfer fee of £13million has been agreed between the two clubs, which will include an initial £11million, plus an extra £2million based on add ons and instalments.
West Ham made a late bid of £10million to sign the talented striker; however it was turned down in favour of Swansea’s bid. Seen as a potential partner for Andy Carroll, Bony would’ve been a great fit at Upton Park, he will now be leading the line at the Liberty Stadium.
What this will likely result in top scorer last season Michu dropping back into a more deeper role behind the main striker, likely to be Bony, so that manager Michael Laudrup can incorporate all his talents. Bony was attracted to Swansea because of their domestic success and European football next season, as well as the allure and challenge the Premier League brings to its newest arrivals.
They have also recruited Jonjo Shelvey from Liverpool, Alejandro Pozuelo from Real Betis, Jose Canas from Real Betis, Jordi Amat from Espanyol, Gregor Zabret from NK Domzale and Alex Gogic from Olympiakos.