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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