Wilfried Bony keen on leaving Swansea City in search of Champions League action.
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has informed the club that he is keen on leaving the Liberty Stadium in search of securing regular first team football, report the Telegraph, with Manchester City believed to be leading the race for the Ivorian and Real Madrid also having made tentative enquiries as to his availability.
Bony was the leading Premier League goalscoring in the calendar year of 2014 and his strong, intelligent line leading displays for Swansea will have attracted plenty of admirers in the Premier League and beyond, with City still sounding out a replacement for Alvaro Negredo, who joined Valencia in the summer.
Real, meanwhile, are relatively short on out-and-out strikers compared to their impressive depth elsewhere on the pitch, particularly with Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez having struggled to impress since arriving in the Bernabeu and not looking set for a permanent move.
Bony would offer Carlo Ancelotti a different threat to current first choice Karim Benzema, with his sheer powerful and ability to hold the ball up something that could bring an extra dimension to his side’s play – although Swansea are likely to demand a huge fee if they are to allow former Vitesse Arnhem star Bony to leave South Wales.