Wilfried Bony signs new Swansea City contract
19th November 2014
Club-record signing Wilfried Bony has today given Swansea City a massive boost ahead of Saturday's trip to Manchester City by signing a new one-year extension at the Liberty.
The striker has put pen to paper on a contract which will tie him to the club until the summer of June 2018.
Bony, who struck 25 goals in his first season at the Swans following his switch from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, has continued his form this campaign by netting four times in 11 league games.
And Swans boss Garry Monk was delighted by the commitment shown to the club by the 25-year-old.
"It's great news for the club," said Monk, whose side sit fifth in the league table. "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."
Monk added: "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.
"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."
Bony, who completed the paperwork while away on international duty with the Ivory Coast, is due to train with the Swans on Friday ahead of Saturday's trip to the Etihad Stadium.