Prolific Striker Confirms Desire to Sign for Chelsea

Ivory Coast marksman makes it abundantly clear he wants Stamford Bridge switch.

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Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony has welcomed speculation Chelsea could make a move for his services in the January transfer window.

Chelsea are reported to have scouted Wilfried Bony during Vitesse’s draw with Twente at the weekend

Bony, 23, has made a significant impact in the Eredivisie since leaving Sparta Prague in January 2011, and has scored 12 goals in 11 appearances so far in the league this season.

Earlier this month, the player’s agent, Francis Kacou, told Sky Sports: “There is interest in the player from the Premier League – Chelsea, Aston Villa included.”

In an interview with Czech newspaper Pravo, the Ivory Coast international has confirmed he would relish the chance to move to Stamford Bridge.

“I can’t tell you much about that, but if it’s written that I am going there, that’s a good thing, right?” he laughed. “If they want me, it would be an honour. I would like to join a club like that. I like English football and I’m not afraid to go there. Chelsea are a top club.”


Having seen Didier Drogba leave for China in the summer perhaps Chelsea are looking to replace one Ivory Coast international for another, though it’s worth noting that the Vitesse Arnhem striker doesn’t appear to be in the same league as his fellow countryman.

Chelsea could certainly do with alternative attacking options though goals thus far this season have not been hard to come by for the West London side. Roberto Di Matteo has steadfastly stuck with Fernando Torres this term and the Spaniard has been relatively consistent and this has led to Daniel Sturridge being stuck on the bench wondering what the future holds.

Clearly if the Blues do look to buy another forward then the England man will have even more reason to consider his options and Wilfried Bony is the latest in a long line of potential striker targets.

The 23 year old has been in top form this season, scoring 12 Eredivisie goals to help his Vitesse Arnhem side to a solid start to their domestic campaign.

Bony would clearly be a cheaper option than the likes of Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao and one has to wonder if the former Sparta Prague man can convert success in the relatively average Dutch league to meaningful success in the English top tier.

Wilfried Bony is into his third season in Holland, prior to which he spent three successful years in the Czech Republic with Sparta Prague.

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