Swans lead race for hot shot Ivorian.
Swansea City have taken a giant stride towards securing the future of highly sought after Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony after the two clubs agreed a fee, Sky Sports reports.
The 24-year-old had been on the wanted list of a number of Premier League clubs this season with the likes of Sunderland, Newcastle and West Ham all thought to be leading the charge to land his signature, however, it is now Michael Laudrup’s men who look set to stump the competition.
Bony’s agent, Francis Kacou, has confirmed that the 24-year-old is on the verge of a move to the Liberty Stadium, with only a few minor details to be sorted.
“Bony will go to Swansea,” Kacou told Dutch newspaper de Gelderlander.
“For how many years? We still have to work out that part. Hopefully more will be clear today.”
The Capital One Cup winners are believed to have agreed a fee somewhere in the region of €12million (£10.2million) for the highly-rated goal machine, and his signing would be something of a coup for Laudrup who has made a new striker one of his top priorities this summer as he looks to ease the goalscoring burden on last season’s top scorer Michu.