Swansea City's recent signing Wilfried Bony scored twice in his first game against Malmo in the Europa League qualifiers.
Though the Cote d'Ivoire striker cost Swansea City six times the fee required to secure Michu's services - it may very well have been £12m well spent. Wilfried Bony signed for Swansea on the July 11 on a four-year contract, which will keep the striker at the Liberty Stadium until 2017.
Swansea manager Michael Landrup admitted his delight for Bony following his two goals against Malmo, claiming the pressure is now off the new signing.
Laudrup said: "For every forward it's important - they all want goals even if they don't say it. And that you know when he (Bony) has a price tag like that - every time you mention his name you say the cost - so it's important to score goals."
Bony made a name for himself at Eredivise club Vitesse scoring 32 goals in 32 league appearances last season.
Since joining Vitesse from Sparta Prague in the January transfer window of 2011 for £4m, Bony scored 46 goals in 63 starts for the club, which is quite a phenomenal record for any striker. In his career his total stands at 68 goals in 110 starts at club league level, this gives Bony a consistent 0.54 goals per game.
The 24-year-old striker has been capped 18 times for the Cote d'Ivoire and scored 6 times in that game.
Michael Laudrup could have added another top class striker to Swansea City’s squad. Alongside Michu, whose 18 league goals helped Swansea to a terrific ninth place finish, Bony could complete quite a powerful and successful goal-scoring duo.
In addition to the signing of Wilfried Bony Swansea City have signed 21-year-old Jonjo Shelvey for £5m from fellow Premier League club Liverpool FC. Shelvey could form a link between the two front men and provide support to both players. Surely this season, Swansea could be quite an exciting prospect as the Welsh club seeks to improve on their fantastic top 10 finish last season.
Do the club need to make any more additions or has Swansea City done enough already to secure Premier League success yet again?
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