Garry Monk rules out Wilfried Bony sale

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Garry Monk has blocked off any possible bids from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur by confirming that it will take an "astronomical fee" to prize Wilfried Bony away from the Liberty Stadium.

The Ivorian joined Swansea in the summer of 2013 from Vitesse Arnhem for £12 million where he walked away from the Eredivisie with an amazing 51 goals in 69 games.


He is just short of featuring in the same amount of games with his current club; Swansea where he has scored only 31 goals, but is still an outstanding statistic in itself.

Bony has appeared to be the Swans' talisman since joining from Vitesse Arnhem as he was their top scorer in the previous season with eighteen goals, as well as earning the club's player of the season award.


With their alternative striker Michu finishing his season-long loan at Napoli, allowing the 25-year-old goal machine to leave the Liberty Stadium would seem an alien idea according to Garry Monk.

"He works very hard on his finishing and his fitness, so all credit to him and long may it continue" he told the BBC. The former Swansea defender, now manager, then confirmed "there is no way that Wilfried will be leaving anytime soon unless we receive an astronomical sum of money."

But the gaffer then announced his desire to find a temporary replacement striker for the 25-year-old while he partakes in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in January.


"With Wilfried being away for, I think it's a six or seven-game period, we'll obviously be looking to bring in cover."

Barcelona wonderkid Munir El Haddadi is one possible suggestion to arrive in South Wales on a short loan to deputise for Bony whilst away, and a successful period could lead to a permanent signing in the summer.

Ruled out

But Swansea fans can immediately rule out the possibility of rushing Michu back from his loan as Garry Monk also firmly stated that he had no intentions of troubling the Spaniard.

"He's over there trying to improve his fitness so I do not want to disrupt that," the Swans boss finished.

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