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Swansea City close in on record deal for Wilfried Bony

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: July 07, 2013

Swansea City are hoping to complete the signing of Wilfried Bony on Monday

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SWANSEA City are hoping to tie up their club-record signing of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony on Monday.

The fee for the prolific Ivorian, starting at £12 million and rising to a potential £13.75 million through add-ons, would dwarf the previous record of £5.55 million, which Swansea paid for Pablo Hernandez last summer.

It will end a period of protracted negotiations with Dutch side Vitesse, who had stalled on the Swans’ initial offer for the 24-year-old who scored 31 Eredivisie goals in 30 games last season.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins had admitted to feeling “frustrated” about Vitesse’s inaction, while Bony’s agent spoke out against the club.

“Why does it take so long? Six months ago, we made arrangements for a lump sum of 12 million (euros), regardless of goals,” Francis Kacou, Bony’s representative, said last week.

“Why is Bony still in Arnhem? We do not know what they want.”

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  • Chrissydai  |  July 08 2013, 9:10AM

    ####I meant to say Bony!!!!!!#######

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  • Chrissydai  |  July 08 2013, 8:58AM

    Has anybody seen the Youtube clips of this guy!!!!.............when it first came out that he could be a possible signing I had a look!!! Oh My God! the guy is class! If he is signed, sealed and delivered today.......... Gomis I'm Yours :)

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  • knolddasker  |  July 07 2013, 4:52PM

    Welcome to Swansea, the transfer should be completed tomorrow, what a drag it has been, but what a signing

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  • knolddasker  |  July 07 2013, 4:32PM

    Welcome to Swansea, the transfer should be completed tomorrow, what a drag it has been, but what a signing

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  • Prophet  |  July 07 2013, 4:01PM

    Come on Bony Lad, the last link in this seasons chain

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  • vouloir  |  July 07 2013, 1:34PM

    "Wilf from Bony" Sounds Good to Me

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  • brochadav  |  July 07 2013, 1:05PM

    I'll be glad to finally get it sorted so we can welcome Bony to our club properly. Knowing that he wants to come to us and it wasn't him holding up the talks is a bonus in the days of player greed. I'm sure he'll love it here, especially after his first home game!!

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