Date: 19th November 2014 at 8:38pm
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Liverpool have been dealt a blow with the news reported transfer target Wilfried Bony has signed a contract extension with Swansea City.

The Reds had been heavily linked with the Ivory Coast international, after he fired 26 goals in all competitions last season.

Liverpool are said to be eyeing a new striker in January, following the news Daniel Sturridge is set to be out until the new year having suffered a third consecutive injury in training.

The Reds have been without Sturridge for two-and-a-half months already this season, with fellow strikers Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert yet to score in the Premier League.

But that new striker will not be 25-year-old star Bony, having just penned a new deal with the south Wales club.

It’s great news for the club,” said Garry Monk, whose side sit fifth in the league table. “I’ve spoken a lot about what Bony has brought to the club not just on the pitch but off it as well.

“These types of players are ones that we do our best to keep at the club for a long time. But it’s also important that we see commitment from that player towards the club, his team-mates and the fans.

“Bony has shown that he is very committed to this club by signing an extension here.”

Should Liverpool have signed Bony in the summer? How will the Reds cope without Sturridge for a further six weeks? Let us know your thoughts during this difficult time. Thank you. YNWA. 


One response to “Reds suffer transfer blow as striker signs new deal”

  1. Derek says:

    Some weeks ago following an absurd comment by ex “Swansea Legend” ( not a legend, just an ex player in reality) Ian Walsh one of Liverpool’FC’s silly bloggers went onto lament why LFC did not sign Wilfried when he quotes “he was desperate to leave” for Liverpool in the summer. As a Vice President of Swansea AFC I knew this was not the case and Wilfried paid no more than passing interest in the ongoing speculation which s we all know reaches fever pitch in the ridiculous transfer window. When I questioned the authenticity of the blog I was taken to task by the author who had posted a link showing where the story had come from. Silly me, when I checked the link would you believe it had come from a third rate tabloid hack, whose name escapes me now. What Wilf has done is common sense, very happy playing for avery good club who treats him well and where he is happy and putting to bed for the time being anyway further speculation. He is a very good player and in time he will leave for a bigger club. Don’t you think it is about time a great club like Liverpool with an amazing following distanced itself from these idiots who post blogs without any thought about the damage they do. I had a wonderful weekend earlier this year courtesy of Liverpool fans hospitality and if Wilf is going to another club then yes I would be more than happy to see him play regularly in front of the Kop. Sorry about the Sturridge situation but we have had to manage without Leon since the start of the season, that’s football. Good luck for the rest of the season.