Swansea Bid Almost £14M For Newcastle Target


Some Premier League clubs are not holding back in bidding big money for their transfer targets this summer, and news on Friday night that Swansea have bid £13.7M (€16M) for supposed Newcastle target Wilfried Bony.

Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony – Swansea bid €16M for Vitesse striker

It was thought that Swansea had agreed a deal for the Vitesse striker last week when they bid £10.2M, but that bid seems to have been turned down by his Dutch club, and while the bid has certainly been tabled by the Welsh club, it has not been accepted by Vitesse.

Bony’s representative is Francis Kacou, and this is what he had to say about the proposed Swansea deal

“Swansea wanted to pay and Bony has seen that, but Vitesse wanted more. Now there is an offer of €14M plus €2M in bonuses.” “Why is Bony still in Arnhem? We do not know what they want.”

Kacou also said that Swansea have been interested in the striker for the last six months,  and the Ivory Coast International had a great season in Holland, and scored 31 goals in 30 games last season for Vitesse.

Newcastle have been linked with this striker since January, but it’s hard to think Newcastle can still be interested in the player, if we have not put in any bid for the 24 year-old.

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110 comments so far

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #1

    This increase in TV revenue has sent prices through the roof!

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  • Levi

    Jul 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #2

    for me him or PEA was the strikers i wanted. Missed out on both. Who next? Swansea are in Europe so as hard as it is for me to say they will be more appealing to a lot of players

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Tired of wasting energy thinking about this now. I don’t think we will get Bony, Remy or anyone that will cost more than 7 million. Just fed up with Ashley and co kicking the sh*te out my hopes. Like many of the other fans I’m starting care less

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  • BandB

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Bills

    You can’r lose faith. That spoils everything.
    Good news for some though. If you are a 100-year-old sports company, down on its uppers.
    Imagine Borg or McEnroe once carried your products to world-wide fame, and now your once-great family name is in the Sports Direct bargain bucket, stripped of all meaning.
    You thought it was Stalin parking his tanks on your lawn.
    But it wasn’t. It was just cack-handed, risible chump and laughing stock of football, Mike Ashley.
    Just laugh at him. He’ll go away. Just laugh at him. He’ll go away.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #5

    isn’t the new tv money at the end of this season so quite alot of clubs gambling really?
    on bony i’d rather remy he can play on either side of a front 3 and we know cisse can finish in an attackin 3 with him in the middle so remy cisse arfa looks mouthwaterin to me!
    much better than hoping cisse n bony will form a partnership

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  • toonking

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #6

    james
    i think bill son has put the final piece of the jigsaw because from what he has been saying in the last couple of post even he seems to be getting fed up with the way our club is being run.
    i did a post which made me change once and for all about him probably using us as free advertising.

    the only person that i still think deserves more credit and praise than he get’s is alan pardew. he might have did some mistakes last season but the way Newcastle are being ran it must be the hard team to manage because he seems to have no say on transfers doesn’t have much depth can never be sure that a player will stay.
    people like rotunda in post 154 two thread earlier moan saying he wants pardew out but isn’t worried too much about kinear because he is short term.
    well the person who is going to replace pardew is the dick joker

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Manxpie…

    I believe that any team that appears in the PL this season gets the new cash windfall.

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  • Levi

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #8

    I would rather Newcastle just got by for the next few years whilst Ashley got some of the money back from interest frree loans so that he would sell the club for what its worth. Rather then spends loads on transfers and owe Ashley more money cos that would just up the price of the club and mean we would be stuck with him for longer. Anybody agree with my opinion?

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  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Bent’s deffo not happening. Just heard from a reliable source that he’s just been put into an old-folks home and won’t be around for a while.

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  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Dondatta13 @7.

    All except Newcastle United.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #11

    dondatta yeah thats what i mean they get it at the end of the season but some teams like southampton are spending it like mad which imo is a gamble if it dont work

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Lesh…

    Don’t we just know it lol

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #13

    plus west brom with anelka 3 year contract n he’s 34 n i bet he aint on small wages?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Seems like Ashley is too busy counting the extra TV revenue to be bothered to actually spend any of it……we are the premier leagues poor relative

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Manxpie…

    I suppose it really depends on the wages and length of contract these expensive signings get.

    I can imagine alot of relegation clauses being inserted in the small print, although the parachute payments are nothing to be sniffed at either.

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  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Worry not Dondatta13. The TV cash’s in safe hands.

    Between Ashkey and Joker Kinnear, we’ll spend near enough diddley squart.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Good old Newcastle, least ambitious side in the entire division.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #18

    PEA off to Dortmund, Kone having medical at Everton, Swansea miles ahead in the race for Bony, we turn down the chance of taking Remy…………………Darren Bent is looking more likely by the hour 🙁

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #19

    i do find it funny that at the end of the season how many people on here who were slaggin pardew said the words “we’ve got the best squad we’ve ever had/in ages” but now after 5 days of the window bein open we’re all in uproar coz we ain’t signed anyone of note and we’re gonna be relegated !!
    🙂

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m getting less and less bothered about everything Newcastle by the day, and i hate it. Newcastle used to be such a great hobby and passion to have, now it’s been taken away it’s almost criminal.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #21

    manxpie – I think most people can see/fear us repeating the same mistakes we made last summer

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  • petchey22

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Absolutely ridiculous that MA can’t spend this sort of money (which is worth very little to him) on a decent player that we so desperately need. Kinnear failed at signing Aubameyang who was our number 1 target but promised our very loyal fans a quality signing by Friday, same old same old promises he can’t keep or plain old lies rather. Well it looks like we’ve missed out on Bony and I’m getting very worried about the future of Newcastle as long as Kinnear and MA are in charge.

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Tommyy

    I hear ya’. My enthusiasm has waned to the point where I’m almost as apathetic about NUFC, as I am what colour/style bug screen we should get for our back door – *shrugs*.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Lesh… In all honesty Im at the point where I think, If Ashley doesnt care about this club that he owns… why should I ?

    Let the stupid Oaf get on with it…

    My healths more important lol

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #25

    Manxpie – Our squad is decent, but unbalanced and massively overrated by the majority of fans. Every other team in this division has shown a willingness and ambition to better themselves and compete with the exception of possibly Hull and Fulham. We haven’t, and I can’t see us bringing in the players we need, therefore leaving us behind other sides yet again.

    We all know what we need and we should have had it sorted by now, we don’t need an overhaul, 3 top players ( CB, Winger and ST) and we could have all been raring to go for preseason, but oh no not at Newcastle.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #26

    dondatta aye forgot about that they go up aswell, surely ashley isn’t thinkin of that 🙂
    its gonna be an exciting season eitherway and more competative by the looks of it
    the way i look at it the defense is done might need a new young rb and the same if willo goes
    midfield is strong apart from an out n out winger preferably lw again young but talented then we need another top striker who’s quick then imo we ain’t far away from a great balenced squad?

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #27

    “balanced”

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #28

    Joe Blog – Ditto, for me it’s the biggest disappointment. As fans we can take the bad times and losing and whatever else etc but having the soul extracted from the culture and identity that is NUFC is beyond anything else, and it’s happening. It’s upsetting.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #29

    For once can we just show ambition!? Damnit if anyone deserves it it’s Toon fans.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Manxpie.. Before you start getting too uppity lol may I just remind you that our Manager famously left Tevez and Mascherano on the bench while “managing” WestHam… Even if we do sign the three “Purples” that would balance our team… that ass clown would get it all wrong anyway.

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  • djm...

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #31

    Correct me of I am wrong, but I’m sure I’ve heard this argument before. Something along the lines of ‘oh no! We are missing all of our targets, made up to sell papers. We must be signing Carlton cole instead!’- we ended up with ba and cisse.

    I’m Pretty confident we will not be offering bent a job to so much as wipe mikes arse.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Tommyy@28…

    Erm… NO! lol

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #33

    tommy i pretty much said wat you said lol and i agree it’s wether ashley or jfk or whoever the fecck it is that deals with transfers at this club! sanctions it
    i dont think we need a top cb tho not yet anyways we’ve got saylor collo n mbwia who imo are top cb’s maybe a young top prospect to bed in for when collo goes maybe zouma

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #34

    Dondatta, refering to your post on Gazza, I am sure he will have dabbled with weed, but the guy is a monster. His addiction has created a person dependent being as close to drunk as his liver can take.

    I fully agree with your sentiment though, it’s a crying shame our government feels being oh so civil, stiff upper lip, and intellectually superior means that a lot of troubled people will not benefit the treatment of such natural medication as cannabis.

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  • toonluvva

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #35

    I thought that JoKe had a signing lined up before Friday.

    It is Saturday now. Is the new U17 the one JoKe was on about? No disrepect intended to the lad, but I was hoping for something a little better.

    Are we seriously looking at targets or is JoKe just stringing us along.

    Can you imagine the panic if at the beginning of September a serious injury befell Cisse keeping him out for a lengthy portion of the season.

    We need at least 1 good striker in before September. Bony or Remy, but why not both.

    There are rumblings against Ashley now, but they will be nothing compared to the fury that will be unleashed if by Christmas we are at the wrong end of the table.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #36

    Manxpie – Agreed, CB would be last priority out of the 3 for me. We just need something to lift the spirits.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #37

    dondatta but ya gotta remember he was manager under owners that would make ashley look like god plus if he didn’t play them full stop west ham wouldn’t have got a bill for £30 mill 🙂
    and tbf tevez was great in the south american league but it was still a massive step up 2 the prem plus his temprement has been suspect ever since he’s been here
    that excuse doesn’t wash with me against pardew

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Toonluvva – I honestly think we will be, especially IF We get a couple of injuries and Pardew tries to employ his ‘tactics’.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #39

    AndyNUFC…

    I’m just clutching at straws really..

    Sad how we’re in the 21st Century and yet people still suffer needlessly and are even criminalized for trying alternate medication.

    There’s no profit for the multinational conglomerates and drug corps when you can grow a plant!

    I see the USA is starting to try something new.

    Not that I condone drug taking for sh*ts n giggles lol

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  • manxpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #40

    yeah tommy but please god not bent not yet anyways!!
    if we get remy or another top striker then shola goes and then we get bent, fine lol

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