Since the start of this Premier League campaign in particular it has been to the joy of the Swansea fans that front man Wilfried Bony has had a flying start to the season. The striker has got six goals in the Premier League already to his name and 18 in 2014 altogether – this is three more than in-form Man City striker Sergio Aguero had before last night.
In recent interviews with the Swansea striker it has been reported that he would like to finish top goal scorer over rival Kun Aguero and believes this can be achieved due to his surging run of form.
Last season we saw a linkup between Bony and Michu who had an impressive season a couple of campaigns prior but has since been fazed out of Swansea’s future plans. The absence of Michu from the Swansea’s team has allowed Bony to step up and take the front line by storm. However, after an impressive start to the Premier League season and a magnificent run in 2014 it is only natural that more eyes have been on him from predator clubs and questions have been asked about the time remaining on his contract - and his overall commitment and dedication to the club.
The Ivory Coast striker previously had just over three years left to run on his contract and a reported £20m release clause, however, precautionary measures have been undertaken to ensure the clinical striker’s future to the Swans. In early November a new contract was drawn up and after both parties were satisfied, he signed a one year extension and reports have also hinted at the release clause been put up from £20m to £30m.
This came as brilliant news for the Swansea fans and everyone involved with the club – however, with his inspiring run of current form the question goes begging – wouldn’t he rather be challenging for trophies? And if so, would that not require a move to a more prominent side, i.e. top four club? This isn’t without all due respect to Swansea; however you would think that surely there is only a matter of time before a bigger club comes a knocking.
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Swansea have been clever by acting on their instincts and tying the front man down to a long term deal – and (if reports are true) even if he wanted to go or another club came looking, they would have to pay top whack.
It is only natural that attention is being drawn, and rightly so, after all Bony has been carrying the Swansea side on his back through some games this season. The Swansea fans know what they have in Bony and should count themselves fortunate for such an exciting talent – he might not have stuck around had the right offer come his way…