WIlfred Bony signs new contract at Swansea

Ivory Coast and Swansea forward Wilfred Bony
Ivory Coast and Swansea forward Wilfred Bony

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony has agreed a new one-year contract extension – ending talk of a possible Liverpool move.

The Ivorian will now stay at the South Wales club until the summer of 2018.

Bony joined the Swans in 2013 and hit 25 goals in his first season at the Liberty Stadium.

Liverpool had been linked with a January transfer window move for the 25-year-old, following their recent injury problems, but Brendan Rodgers appears to have missed out on his man.

“It’s great news for the club,” said Swansea chief Garry Monk. “I’ve spoken a lot about what Bony has brought to the club not just on the pitch but off it as well.

“These types of players are ones that we do our best to keep at the club for a long time. But it’s also important that we see commitment from that player towards the club, his team-mates and the fans.

“Bony has shown that he is very committed to this club by signing an extension here.

“When we talk about the future and progressing it can’t be just talk – there has to be commitment from myself, the players and the club,” Monk added. “Bony has bought into the direction the club wants to take. He is a big player for us so to tie down his future is fantastic news for everyone connected with the club.

“I’m sure the fans will be more than happy with the extension. For them to see a big player, who they have a lot of affection for, tie down his future with their club is something they will thoroughly enjoy hearing about.”