Liverpool are ready to make an offer for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, after the Welsh club dropped the unsettled strikers £19million release clause in order to offload him, according to the Daily Mirror.
Despite Swans boss Garry Monk talking up the Ivory Coast international last week and insisting he was not for sale, the club have been forced to soften their stance as Bony is desperate to move to a bigger club.
The 25-year-old fired 25 goals in his debut season for the south Wales club, and Liverpool have been linked with a move as Brendan Rodgers looks to plug the gap created by Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona.
Rodgers had looked set to complete the signing of Loic Remy from QPR for £8.5million, only for the France international to fail a medical, causing the deal to collapse.
Having paid £12million to Vitesse Arnham for Bony just 12 months ago, Swansea are looking for a profit on the striker.
But only last week, chairman Huw Jenkins admitted the club would find it difficult to keep Bony should an offer come in from a Champions League club.
He said: “If a top Champions League club comes in, and puts the right offer on the table, then of course we will speak to Bony.”
Garry Monk is refusing to let his star man go easily however, and said last week: “I’ve said all along how important Wilfried is to us and what a good player he is. For me I can help him become an even better player this season.”
Would you be happy with the signing of Wilfried Bony? Let us know your thoughts below.
we need a high world class striker to replace Surez
I hope he stays for another season with us…..exellent striker
Bony isn’t unsettled at the club and there has been no indication of reducing an asking price or release fee. As usual there is no news so journalists just make it up! Very poor. If you listened to the interview and reported on it you would have a different article. Lazy
Totally agree with Aled – but it’s a bit strong to call them journalists!! more like fiction writers. never believe a story that written in the mirror
Sign him up brendan i reckon bony will be the next drogba
I actually think that this deal could happen. He is younger than some others mentioned, plus, an added bonus, he already plays in the EPL and has shown with last seasons figures, he knows where the goal is. I believe he could prove to be a very useful addition.