Premier League outfit, Swansea City managed to escape from the clutches of relegation last term as their productive run of form during the business end of the season enabled them to bag a 15th place finish. Paul Clement perhaps did an excellent job of deriving the best out of the resources he had at his disposal and would like to keep the momentum going in the upcoming season as well.
The Swans have been pretty active in the summer in their recruitments, having signed Erwin Mulder, Tammy Abraham, Roque Mesa and Marc Walsh already. However, one of their reliable strikers in the form of Fernando Llorente is on the radar of the reigning Premier League champions, Chelsea and thus, Clement would be keen to beef up his attacking arsenal for the worst case scenario as well as for instilling the element of competition for a place in the starting line-up.
The dearth of proven attackers in the business is for real – something Swansea will know all about as quite a few of their signings have flattered to deceive – and all the clubs have kept a close eye on their availability. Reports have surfaced of late that the Welsh-based outfit are attempting to lure their former striker, Wilfried Bony to the Liberty Stadium with the likelihood of facing stiff competition from Ligue 1 giants, Marseille as well as from Turkish Super Lig side, Fenerbahce.
Bony is deemed as surplus to the requirements of Manchester City and Pep Guardiola is keen to strike him off his books for the best possible price.
Having emerged through the youth ranks of Maracanã Bingerville and Cyril Domoraud Academy, Bony rose to the scene during his scintillating tenures with Sparta Prague and Vitesse. In the summer transfer window of 2013, Swansea City made him sign over the dotted line and he continued his fine goal scoring run. Eventually, he was signed by Manchester City in January 2015, but he wasn’t given much recognition in the blue half of Manchester and was shipped on loan to Stoke City last season.
With the Potters, he flattered to deceive as he could score merely two goals in 10 appearances in the English top flight. He definitely has more to offer than that, for let’s not blatantly ignore the fact that he was one of the most sought after Premier League strikers a few seasons back.
He is a 28-year-old now and still at the peak of his career, and an exit from the Etihad Stadium is very likely. A reunion with Swansea City might enable him to unleash his potential.