Former Newcastle striker target Wilfried Bony has a buyout clause in his Swansea contract, and it’s £7M more than Swansea paid for the former Vitesse striker last summer.
Wilfried Bony – are Newcastle interested?
After having such a great first season in the Premier League, when he scored 25 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions for Swansea, some big clubs have expressed an interest in the Ivory Coast striker (23 caps – 8 goals).
The Mirror is reporting that Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham will need to pay out £19M if they want the Swansea striker, because that’s the release clause in his contract.
But it’s not clear whether Newcastle are interested in signing the striker, who would cost £7M more than they would have had to pay for him last summer.
We’d be surprised if Newcastle were still interested in the striker, especially at a whopping £19M, and maybe the Mirror quote Newcastle and West Ham, because those clubs are known to be after strikers this summer.
Swansea are not expecting to keep their top player next season, and they have only recently signed 21 year-old Dutch U21 striker Luc Castaignos from FC Twente, thought to be a replacement.
We don’t think Bony is a Newcastle target this summer, because we don’t think Newcastle would pay out £19M for any player, and he would also want to move to a club competing in the Champions League next season, and that’s certainly not Newcastle.
But we could be wrong on that.
What do you think?
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