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Wilfried Bony hands Garry Monk a huge boost as he pledges future to Swansea City

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 13, 2014

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has assured fans he will be at the Liberty next season.

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WILFRIED Bony has handed Swansea City a massive end-of-season boost by pledging that he will still be at the Liberty next year.

Bony is being touted as a potential summer target for a number of clubs after his sparkling debut campaign in Wales.

And with a World Cup appearance ahead next month, it could be that Bony attracts further attention before the 2014-15 Premier League campaign kicks off.

But Bony's agent insisted last week that his client is not looking to leave Swansea.

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And after ending the domestic season with his 25th goal at Sunderland, Bony has batted away suggestions that he could move on.

When asked where he would be come the start of next term, Bony said: "I will be a Swansea player.

"I don't react to transfer speculation.

"I just focus on my job, that's all I think of.

"I have three years contract with the club and I just focus on my job. If something happens we would have to decide."

Bony has had a fabulous season, his 25 goals coming in 48 appearances, 40 of which have been starts.

But he now has just five days to rest before the build-up to the Ivory Coast's World Cup campaign begins in earnest.

"I just need to clear my head now," Bony added.

"We meet in Haiti and I'm excited by the World Cup. I want to enjoy it. I hope to continue my Swansea form into the World Cup."

Though he scored twice on debut against Malmo last summer, Bony took time to settle at the Liberty and there were some fans who doubted him in his early months at the club.

But Bony has been increasingly impressive as the campaign has gone on, and is now a huge favourite with the Swansea crowd.

And Bony has expressed his gratitude to the fans, saying: "The supporters have given us a lot of support and motivation this season, so I just want to say thank you to them.

"They have sung my name all season, which has really helped me. When the crowd sings your name, you just want to make them happy."

Though Swansea's season has been turbulent, Bony reckons Garry Monk's men have finished up with plenty to feel pleased about.

"Our target was to pass the 40-point mark, so we are all happy to finish the season on a high," he said.

"Overall, it has been a great season. We are pleased to stay in the Premier League and, for me personally, I am happy with how I have done.

"We have played a lot of games with quite a small squad, but we have done well."

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  • yankytaff  |  May 15 2014, 8:27AM

    Crojack you're spot on. Bony and his agent could be saying things to boost his value that's why I think the club should be doing a Suarez/Liverpool and making it clear Bony's going nowhere. However if we're unable to hold him then let's get it sorted sooner rather than later, as soon as the world cup is over in fact so we have time to get a new striker in. The last thing we want is Bony going in the middle of August and us having to scrabble around in the dregs of what's left in the transfer market at the end of August to try and replace him

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  • CroJack  |  May 15 2014, 1:00AM

    April 27, 2012 - Joe Allen says Swansea is the "ideal" place to continue his football development and that he will be at the Liberty Stadium next season. July 18, 2012 - The agent of Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen has insisted that his client has not handed in a transfer request at the Liberty Stadium. August 9, 2012 - Joe Allen has paved the way for a £15million transfer to Liverpool FC after informing Swansea City he wants to move to Anfield.

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  • yankytaff  |  May 14 2014, 5:44PM

    VocPop didn't realise you were an away fan too, I'll keep an eye out for you at the next game , you should be easy to spot you'll be the only 1 looking miserable if GM's team is winning

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  • VocPop  |  May 14 2014, 2:02PM

    Yep I agree read the article carefully, there is no way I would see his comments as pledging his future to Swansea. He does not have to look for a move the usual suspects are well aware of him. Regardless he is a brilliant player and character. Love his relationship with the fans. Be fantastic if he stays, even more so if he could partner a resurgent Michu. Abertawejack Would be nice to have a medal but just think us away fans are all lucky. Great atmosphere, lots of singing, fantastic team. Love it. Like a mini break with benefits!

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  • abertawejack  |  May 13 2014, 7:47PM

    I'm afraid we are but a stepping stone for the big boys, for the time being at least, Because in reality are we up to the mark of above sixth place within this league, IMHO not quite yet; I for one would love to see our Bony here for yet another season,let's keep an open mind until after the World cup, after which his price tag could very well escalate, or remain the same £25m in my eyes at least. Have a great holiday everybody you've all deserved the rest including, our "Jack Army" of loyal supporters, The away game fan's though deserve a bleeding medal in my eye's, fabulous support throughout the season. C'mon u Swan'ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssYeehaa. See you all next season take care and all the very best.

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  • yankytaff  |  May 13 2014, 7:10PM

    We took a big risk when we signed Bony for 12 million, he could like others from the Dutch league have turned out to be dud in the PL. He's under contract to Swansea and Swansea should be making it clear to Bony and other clubs, (as Liverpool did with Suarez) that he's going nowhere next season.

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  • CroJack  |  May 13 2014, 3:58PM

    Don't be naive. If you read carefully: "If something happens we would have to decide." - he said.

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  • KP287  |  May 13 2014, 3:32PM

    Bit premature this news, lets see after 31st of August... and before people say I don`t want to hear good news, it`s only a few days after the end of the season, too many months to go by yet.

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  • Sidney0942  |  May 13 2014, 3:14PM

    Awesome!

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  • yankytaff  |  May 13 2014, 12:43PM

    GM has said it would take an astronomical offer for the club to consider selling him, unless that offer is above 75 million which is what PL status brings we don't sell, Bony has said he will be a Swansea player next season no matter how much the club is offered we keep him.

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