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Borussia Dortmund linked with move for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony

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BORUSSIA Dortmund are the latest club to be linked with a summer move for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

The £12 million Ivory Coast powerhouse has already been touted as a potential target for the likes of Everton and Arsenal having thrived in his maiden campaign at the Liberty Stadium.

Now German heavyweights Dortmund, who are to lose ace marksman Robert Lewandowski at the end of the season, are being mentioned as possible suitors for Bony.

But Swansea will be keen to hold on to the 24-goal striker – and his agent, Dalibor Lacina, has insisted Bony is in no rush to move on.

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He said: “We are very happy with what he achieved in his first season at Swansea.

“He’s happy to stay there and it was a good decision to go there. He appreciates that Swansea are the club who gave him his chance in the Premier League.

“He will go to the World Cup in the summer and we think he can be even better next season. He has three years left on his contract and his situation is stable.”

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  • loyaljack  |  May 08 2014, 12:27PM

    You will not see Michu in a Swansea City shirt again. I agree mabl9, we need a new keeper as Vorm doesn't instill any confidence in me, Williams, Flores & Amat are hardly all dependable & consistent, Rangel has no competition, the only definite is Ben Davies who has been superb & can only get better. I would also off load Canas, Pozuelo, Alvaro, Tiendalli, to free up the wage bill & hopefully raise a little more cash.

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  • Lynbaz  |  May 07 2014, 12:31PM

    The club will bank the money and buy an unknown for peanuts.

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  • swanseaola  |  May 07 2014, 9:13AM

    C'mon Wilfred Bony score some goals for Swansea,we'll go Wild-Wild-Wild.I'm sure that with Michu ready for next season, we'll relish it.

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  • mabl9  |  May 07 2014, 12:40AM

    I suspect if the Swans make a big profit on him they will sell and invest in a hardened defence. That has been the big weakness this season - giving away silly goals and losing points. Caulker from Cardiff would be good bet for a start. Get a tall backline. We still have Michu to slot them in next season when he is fully fit.

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  • nice_nails  |  May 06 2014, 9:10PM

    I don't believe much of what is printed in the press about transfer gossip, although Dortmund will have a free birth for an overseas player with Robert Lewandowski leaving in the summer,

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  • yankytaff  |  May 06 2014, 8:12PM

    Lets hope Bony's agent is speaking the truth and it's not a ploy to make other clubs keener and up the price.

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  • CroJack  |  May 06 2014, 5:56PM

    Gonchong, Bony's goals probably saved us this season. We'll get something like £70 m for one more season in the Premier League. If he stays we'll avoid relegation next season, that's £70 m more. So, he is worth to us £140 m. I am afraid we can't find a proper replacement for Bony this summer. This is the World Cup year. Possible targets will be at the training camps with their national squads and in Brazil from the end of May till the beginning of July, and then on summer hollidays. At this time last year Laudrup had the list of our possible targets ready. I am not sure Monk has such a list now. We don't even know who is leaving this summer and the board should act as soon as possible and do some clean up - hopefully next week.

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  • Gonchong  |  May 06 2014, 4:28PM

    Bony has almost single handedly saved us this year. How much is staying in the premiership worth? £60m? Its a silly amount, but that is how much he has been worth to us this year, would be silly to sell him for less.

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  • Hadoken754333  |  May 06 2014, 3:51PM

    I would not sell bony unless it was for SILLY money that the club agreed to reinvest in the squad. You can't put a value on a player that scores goals and holds the ball up like he does and who I think is going to rise in value. We really need Wilf next year with the new manager, its important we have some continuity going into the new season with players who know what its about. If we sold him we'de have to spend big money to replace him and there is no proof that player will get the job done. He's got a long contract here and he's our most important player at the moment so I hope Huw plays hardball if it comes to him going. If he performs as well next season you can't begrudge the guy a move away, but we need another year out of him at the very least to make sure we're settled. I would love to see him and michu in shape and working together, shelvey growing in statue every day and developing nicely.

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