Swansea striker Bony set to sign contract extension

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is close to agreeing terms on a one-year extension to his contract, which would see him stay in South Wales until at least the summer of 2018, the Daily Mail has reported.

The Ivorian joined Swansea for a club record £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in July 2013 after finishing the previous campaign as top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie. He proved to be an instant success in English football, scoring an impressive 25 goals in his debut season, and he has four Premier League goals to his name this time around.

As a result of his form, he has been heavily linked with a move elsewhere, with Tottenham in particular said to be interested. However, he now looks set to commit his future to the Swans, for whom it would represent a major boost to retain hold of their biggest asset.

Manager Garry Monk said on Friday: ‘Hopefully it will be agreed before the weekend and done before the game (against Arsenal on Sunday). That would be nice, but you’ve got to go through the legal procedures to check everything’s in place.

‘I’ve had a great relationship with Wilfried and spoke to him a lot in the summer, I know how committed he is as a person and as a professional. It’s a big signing for the club and the player himself but also for his team-mates, and hopefully it will be a big boost to everyone.’

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