Bony excited for Swans' future

24th November 2014

Wilfried Bony revealed he is excited about his future at Swansea City after signing a new contract at the Liberty.

The club-record signing put pen to paper on a new one-year extension last week which will tie his future to the Swans until the summer of 2018.

Bony signed off a week which also saw him help the Ivory Coast qualify for the African Cup of Nations tournament by scoring the opening goal in the Swans' 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.

It was a goal which made him the club's overall top scorer in the Barclays Premier League - eclipsing Michu's tally of 20 - while the striker now has more top-flight goals than anyone else in the division in 2014.

And the 25-year-old is excited for what the future brings for him in South West Wales.

"I was really happy to sign a longer contract," said Bony. "I have a great relationship with the club. I like the feeling within the club and also the direction I believe the club is heading.

"Signing an extended contract means I can just focus on Swansea and continue giving everything I have for this club.

"I enjoy it here - I have a good relationship with my team-mates, the coaches and our fans."

Bony's opening goal at the Etihad was his fifth of the Barclays Premier League campaign.

The striker chested down Nathan Dyer's flicked pass before coolly slotting past the advancing Joe Hart.

The hosts claimed the posts, however, through goals from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure.

It meant the Swans returned home point-less despite an encouraging performance - one which Bony felt was deserving of a share of the spoils.

"To score a goal was very pleasing for me. It was a great pass from Nathan and I had time to chest it down and volley past the keeper," he added.

"It was disappointing to lose though. We played well and we could have taken a point from the game.

"But we must take the positives from this for the games coming up at home against Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers."